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Dr Lucy Kimbell

Lucy is the Arts and Humanities Research Council research fellow embedded in the Cabinet Office Policy Lab. She is a Principal Research Fellow at the University of Brighton and Associate Fellow at Said Business School, University of Oxford. You can find her on Twitter @lixindex.

Ethnography in policymaking: Barriers and opportunities

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Increasingly on the agenda of policymakers is a need to understand the needs, capacities and perspectives of citizens, service users, beneficiaries and front line staff so that policies are fit for purpose and deliverable and public services are better designed.

Open policy making in action: Empowering divorcing couples and separating families to create sustainable solutions

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A sandwich board is set up on the floor with a paper sign on it saying 'hello' and pointing people into the workshop room.

Set up in April 2014, Policy Lab brings new tools and techniques, new insights and practical experimentation to policy-making. This second demonstrator project has over the past two months resulted in learning about how policy professionals can work in a …