NEWS17 January 2022

Ipsos UK Public Affairs hires head of cohesion and security

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UK – Ipsos has appointed Dr Caroline Paskell as head of cohesion and security within its Public Affairs division. 

Head shot of Caroline Paskell at Ipsos UK

Paskell (pictured) brings insight into research, practice and policy across the breadth of security, cohesion, crime and justice issues. She will be tasked with building on the company’s work in policy research and evaluation across these areas for both the UK government and various European institutions.  

Paskell will continue in her role as chair of the journal of poverty and social justice. She most recently headed up the evaluation department at Research in Practice, which works across children’s, family and social care to inform both practice and policy. 

Prior to this, she led major government and grant-funded projects within NatCen’s crime and justice and communities teams. Other previous roles have combined academic, independent and third-sector research, government advisory functions, strategy development and service delivery. 

Commenting on the appointment, Ipsos UK Public Affairs managing director Trinh Tu said: “I’m incredibly pleased that Caroline has joined our team. As the UK moves forward from the Covid-19 pandemic, cohesion and security policies will regain prominence in 2022. Caroline’s vast knowledge and expertise makes her the ideal person to lead our team into this next chapter.”