Honorary graduates

Dr Geoff Mulgan2010

Dr Geoff Mulgan – Major influence on contemporary thinking in public policy development

Doctor of Social Science (DSoc Sci) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the course of political innovation and the development of new organisations and enterprises to meet social needs.

For more than 20 years, author, lecturer, researcher, broadcaster and adviser Geoff Mulgan has influenced thinking and policymaking on issues such as health, education, justice, communication, the creative use of the web and many other areas of political, academic and public affairs. He helped to set up the think-tank Demos, and is currently director of the Young Foundation, which engages with charities, business, local and national government in Britain and abroad. He is a champion of social enterprise and the power of civil society organisations.

After Westminster School and Oxford University he took a PhD in telecommunications at the University of Westminster and was a Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the early 1990s he was an adviser to Gordon Brown and more recently among part-time advisers to the Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. At NTU he has collaborated with academic staff and given public policy seminars.

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