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Manchester Urban Institute

Policy@Manchester appoints new Academic Co-Director

11 May 2018

Professor Francesca Gains, School of Social Sciences, has been appointed to the role of Policy@Manchester Academic Co-Director. She will commence her new role on 1 September 2018, taking over the role from Professor Diane Coyle who left the University in March to take up a position at the University of Cambridge.

Francesca, a Professor of Public Policy and currently Head of Politics, will work closely with fellow Co-Director, Professor Anna Scaife from the School of Physics and Astronomy, and Policy@Manchester’s Head of Communications and Engagement, Alex Waddington, supported by the operational PSS team.

Alex said: “We are delighted to welcome Francesca to the team and we all look forward to working with her over the coming months and years. Her considerable contacts and knowledge of policymaking - particularly in devolved administrations like Greater Manchester - will be a huge asset for us.”

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