UCL Policy Lab


Honorary Professors

Our honorary professors are drawn from a diverse range of fields. They bring insight and understanding to our work, allowing us to collaborate on groundbreaking initiatives and expand our knowledge on key issues.
Clare Mortiarty

Dame Clare Moriarty

Clare became Chief Executive of Citizens Advice in April 2021 and leads, their ground-breaking cost-of-living data dashboard gives real-tome insights into how the crisis is affecting people—in some cases, predicting the next major social and economic challenges of our time. 

Clare was Permanent Secretary of Defra from 2015 to 2019, and of the Department for Exiting the EU until its closure in early 2020. Before that she worked in the Department of Health and the NHS, as well as in senior roles in the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Transport. After leaving the Civil Service, Clare pursued a number of projects related to her interests in public policy, organisational change and leadership, working with a range of organisations including Transport for London and the Bank of England. She chairs the Health Foundation Covid-19 impact inquiry and is a member of numerous advisory and governance boards. Clare was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath in the 2020 Birthday Honours.

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James Graham

James Graham's work includes the HBO and Channel 4 drama "Brexit" starring Benedict Cumberbatch. He had two plays running concurrently in London's West End: Labour of Love, which won Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2018, alongside INK nominated for Best Play the same year. Other theatre work includes This House at the National Theatre and West End, 2016. Privacy transferred from Donmar Warehouse to The Public Theater in 2016. "The Vote" was broadcast live on the U.K. election night in 2015 and nominated for a BAFTA. James wrote the book for the Broadway musical Finding Neverland. His screenwriting includes the political drama "Coalition" (Channel 4) winner of the Royal Television Society award for Best Single Drama. His first feature film X+Y was selected at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014.


Moazzam Malik

Moazzam Malik is Managing Director for Global Delivery at World Resources Institute. Moazzam has decades of experience in government, international affairs and international development. Before his time at WRI, Moazzam served as Director General of Africa at the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). He led government policy on Africa, including the network of embassies across the continent; and oversaw thematic directorates covering open societies and human rights, conflict, and international finance (including the government’s partnership with multilateral banks and the UK development finance institution, CDC/BII). Prior to that, from 2014 to 2019, he was British Ambassador to Indonesia, Timor-Leste and ASEAN. He has held a range of senior roles at the UK Department for International Development (DFID) including Director General for Country Programmes, Director for Western Asia, and Principal Private Secretary. He also led the team that produced the UK White Paper – ‘Eliminating World Poverty: Making Governance Work for the Poor’.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

Paul was made a visiting professor in the Department of Economics at University College London in May 2022. Paul has been Director of the IFS since January 2011. Paul has worked and published extensively on the economics of public policy, with a particular focus on income distribution, public finances, pensions, tax, social security, education and climate change. He was awarded a CBE for services to the social sciences and economics in 2018. As well as a previous period of work at the IFS his career has included spells at HM Treasury, the Department for Education and the FSA. Between 2004 and 2007 he was deputy head of the Government Economic Service. Paul is currently also a member of the committee on climate change and the Banking Standards Board. He was an editor of the Mirrlees Review of the UK tax system.