Policy Institute at King’s College London
Kirstie is a Research Associate at the Policy Institute at King’s College London. She works across a wide range of social policy areas, with interests in inequalities, social division and equality of opportunity, and the role of values, emotion and identity in policy making and trustworthy governance.
She is a Co-Investigator for the ESRC-funded World Values Survey in Great Britain, which explores values polarisation in Britain and its implications for policymaking, and is a contributor to the H2020 PERITIA consortium, which studies the affective dimensions of trust in expertise. She has published on a broad range of topics including polarisation in the UK and attitudes to inequality and immigration, and has led evidence reviews and qualitative research for clients including Arts Council England and the Burberry Foundation on cultural programmes that aim to address equality of opportunity among disadvantaged or under-represented populations.