Dr Simon Duffy

Director of Centre for Welfare Reform and Secretary for Citizen Network

Dr Simon Duffy is Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform, an independent think tank that works to improve the welfare state and secretary to the international cooperative, Citizen Network. Simon is a philosopher and social innovator, best known for inventing personal budgets and developing the keys to citizenship. He has founded a number of organisations including Inclusion Glasgow and In Control and has written several books and many articles. He was awarded the RSA’s Prince Albert medal for social innovation in 2008 and the Social Policy Association’s award for outstanding contribution to social policy in 2011. His doctorate is in moral philosophy where he set out to defend the reality of the Moral Law.