Becca Bunce’s work and research focus on how people with lived experience of inequalities participate in - and lead - social change. Becca is currently undertaking a PhD studentship in Public Policy and Design Thinking at King’s College London and UAL. Her PhD research explores how ‘lived experience’ is understood and applied by policy-makers.
Alongside her research, Becca is a trustee at John Ellerman Foundation and a policy and advocacy consultant. Her career began on the UK Civil Service Fast Stream before moving to work with NGOs and grassroots groups. She has an MA in Human Rights from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.
Between 2014 -2019, Becca co-founded/co-directed the multi-award-winning and law-creating IC Change campaign. The campaign built a coalition of organisation and supporters calling on the UK government to ratify the Istanbul Convention on Violence Against Women.
Her work has received many accolades. Notably, she was cited as an inspiration by President Obama for her work on violence against women and disabled people's rights. In addition, Becca named as one of the 150 leading women in the University of London's history.
(picture credit Mark Harrison)
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.