Justin Parkhurst

Associate Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science


I undertake research on the political nature of evidence use and the institutional arrangements that govern how evidence informs policy decisions.

The politics of evidence

How, when or why political factors shape which forms and uses of evidence are seen in policy arenas. How social values are addressed in evidence utilisation processes.

Institutions governing evidence use

Institutional arrangements such as advisory bodies, rules, and processes will ultimately determine which forms of evidence are seen as policy relevant and how they are used.

Evidentiary bias and mitigation

What are the origins and mechanisms by which biased interpretations or uses of evidence come about, and what systems mitigate against these?

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