Bobby Duffy MD of Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute

Bobby Duffy is MD of the Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute and Global Director of Ipsos Social Research Institute. Bobby joined MORI in 1994, and now leads a team of around 200 researchers in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast.

While at Ipsos MORI, he has spent time on secondment at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and as a User Fellow at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the LSE.

He has worked across most public policy areas and has been responsible for many of our highest profile publications and studies, including our Closing the Gaps report on perceptions of crime, our work for UNICEF UK on child-wellbeing and our series of “Frontiers of Performance” reports, including in local government. Partly as a result of these, he was named one of the top 10 thought leaders in local government by the Local Government Chronicle in 2011.

He is a frequent public speaker and commentator, having appeared on the Today programme, Newsnight, ITN News at 10, BBC News at 6 and many others. He has written widely on social policy issues, including in the Guardian, Sunday Times, Wall Street Journal, Prospect, New Statesman, Public Finance, Huffington Post and many others.

He has served on many expert panels and advisory groups including for CLG on housing and local government, for Demos, ippr, the RSA and the University of York.