Professor Alan Marsh OBE

Alan Marsh is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, and previously Deputy Director, at the Policy Studies Institute, University of Westminster. From 1990, he led the Social Security Research Team, carrying out national surveys of low-income families, low-paid workers and disabled people, studying the effects of tax credits on families’ opportunities to work, their health and welfare, contributing to the evidence base for the Government’s anti-poverty programme.

Previously he worked in social research, both in government and universities, including a stint as Director of Research for the Economic and Social Research Council, and later worked on the National Child Development Study. Publications include Families, Work and Benefits and two projects involving CPAG.