Julian Le Grand is the Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics. He recently completed a two-year secondment to 10 Downing Street as senior policy adviser to the Prime Minister. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine and a Founding Academician of the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences. Julian was knighted for services to social science and public service in the Queen's New Year Honours, 2015.
Julian has acted as an adviser to the World Bank, the World Health Organisation, the Treasury and the Department of Health. He has been vice chairman of a major teaching hospital, a commissioner on the Commission for Health Improvement, and a non-executive director of several health authorities. He is currently a member of the Group of Societal Policy Analysts advising President Jose Barroso of the European Commission.
He is the author, co-author or editor of 17 books and more than 90 articles on public policy. His most recent book, Motivation, Agency and Public Policy: Of knights and knaves, pawns and queens (Oxford University Press 2003), was described by The Economist as 'short, accessible - and profound' and by The Times as 'one of the most important books on public policy in recent years'.
He was one of Prospect magazine's 100 top British public intellectuals, and one of the ESRC's 10 Heroes of Dissemination. He writes regularly for the national and international press and appears frequently on television and radio (including as a member of Radio 4's Any Questions? panel and a presenter of Analysis).