Dr Kingsley Purdam - personal details
Dr. K. Purdam is an in expert research methods and in public consultation with a specific focus on civic society, citizen involvement and policy making. He has successfully completed a range of national research projects across challenging social policy areas working both in the public and private sector. He is the former Director of Postgraduate Teaching (SRMS MSc) and the Short Course Programme Director. He is presently Director of Academic Staff Training at the University of Manchester.
He has successfully completed and published consultancy and research using qualitative and quantitative research methods on behalf of: the Electoral Commission, the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Home Office, the Department for Trade and Industry, the Department for Work and Pensions, the National Assembly for Wales, the European Union, the International Labour Organisation and numerous local authorities and charities (Big Issue, Crisis, Practical Action). He has also conducted research with high profile private sector organisations.
He is one of the co-founders of the Changing Peoples Behaviour (CPB) research network and the Confidentiality and Privacy Research Group (CAPRI) at the University of Manchester and he is a member of the Centre for Democracy, Citizens and Elections Research Network. His research has been featured on the BBC and he has also completed General Election political research and commentary for ITN and IRN. An impact film has been made of his research into food insecurity.
His work is widely published in leading journals including: Current Sociology, European Sociological Review, European Societies, Environment and Planning, Policy Studies, Local Government Studies, Journal of Civil Society, Radical Statistics, Political Geography and The British Journal of Politics and International Relations.