On 23 February 2015, Anna Coote will deliver one of the inaugural Coleridge Lectures, Green and Social Justice.

Anna is Head of Social Policy in the New Economics Foundation (NEF). She is editor of Time on Our Side (NEF, 2013) which explores the case for a shorter working week. Other recent publications for NEF include The Wisdom of Prevention, Cutting It: The Big Society and the New Austerity, and 21 Hours. Read Anna’s blog posts for the NEF here.

A leading analyst, writer and advocate in the field of social policy, Anna was responsible for ground-breaking work on health and sustainable development as Commissioner for Health with the UK Sustainable Development Commission (2000-9). She led the Healthcare Commission’s work on engaging patients and the public (2005-8) and was Director of Health Policy at the King’s Fund (1998-2004). Earlier posts include Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research) from 1989-1998, Editor and Producer of current affairs television for Diverse Productions (1982-6), and Deputy Editor of the New Statesman (1978-82).

Anna has also written for the Guardian. Read her articles here.


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