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    Daniel Edmiston joined the Department of Political Science and Public Law in 2023. He is currently principal investigator of the WHOCOUNTS project funded by the European Research Council and affiliated with the Institute of Government and Public Policies.

    Overall, Daniel’s programme of research is animated by the following questions: what is the relationship between social policy, welfare politics and inequality? And considering this relationship, how should welfare (state) interventions be configured to effectively tackle poverty and disadvantage? To explore these questions, he has undertaken national and comparative research drawing on mixed methods approaches to critically examine the impact of state-citizen dynamics on human welfare across high-income countries.

    Prior to joining UAB, Daniel has previously worked for the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, London School of Economics, University of Oxford and University of Leeds.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 1 - No Poverty
    • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Fellow in Teaching and Learning Support, Higher Education Academy

    Award Date: 14 May 2019

    PhD Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds

    Award Date: 16 Dec 2015

    Msc Social Policy Research, London School of Economics and Political Science

    Award Date: 7 Dec 2011

    Bsc Social Policy and Administration, University of Bath

    Award Date: 4 Jul 2005

    External positions

    Visiting Academic, University of Leeds

    14 Nov 202330 Jan 2025

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