Clare McNeil

Associate Fellow
Institute for Public Policy Research

Clare was previously Associate Director for Work and Welfare State at IPPR, leading its research on families and work policy. She rejoined IPPR in September 2015, after spending almost a year seconded to the Cabinet Office, advising on the Civil Service diversity and gender equality agenda. She was previously a senior research fellow at IPPR where she worked on social policy, including employment and welfare, and energy and climate change.


Before joining IPPR in 2009, Clare was a policy and media manager at Addaction, the national substance misuse agency, and worked for the Young Foundation and several international NGOs, including the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

Clare has appeared often on national broadcast media, including BBC Newsnight, BBC news, Sky news and BBC Radio 4, and has written for a range of newspapers and websites. She has a first-class honours degree from the University of Edinburgh.