Dr Simon  Bastow

Dr Simon Bastow

LSE Fellow

Department of Management

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About me

Simon has worked in university research and teaching since the early 2000s in the fields of political science, public policy, and public management. As an undergraduate he studied modern languages (German and French) at Manchester University during the 1990s, and went on to do an MSc in Comparative Politics at the LSE. He worked as a Research Fellow at the School of Public Policy at University College London, and from 2005 he was a Senior Research Fellow in the LSE Public Policy Group, working on a wide range of public policy and management projects. This included research with colleagues to produce six commissioned Value for Money (VFM) studies for the UK National Audit Office. In 2012, Simon received his doctorate from the LSE Government department for research on capacity stress in the England and Wales prison system, which he has subsequently published as a research book. He also co-authored a book in 2014 on the Impacts of Social Science. He joined the LSE Management Department in September 2015.

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Public Management and Governance Faculty Research Group 


UK and comparative public policy and public management; digital era governance in the public sector; capacity stress in the public sector; government modernization and innovation; impacts of social science