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Patrick is a PhD candidate at UCL’s School of Public Policy, Department of Political Science where his research focuses on informal service learning and young people's political participation. He holds an MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and a BSc in Physics and Philosophy from King’s College London.

Patrick also works part-time as an Associate Advisor at the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT). He has recently returned to his studies after 10 years working mostly in the field of active citizenship education (or ‘Youth Social Action’). Prior to BIT, he worked at Youth United, where he was Director of Programmes and Impact. Before Youth United, he was at Nesta, the social innovation foundation, where he led their work on social action and education. Before that, he was Head of Programmes for youth social action charity, Envision. In his six years at Envision, he worked as a youth worker, trainer, programme developer and regional manager before joining the senior management team. This professional background directly informs his research.


Email: patrick.taylor.16@ucl.ac.uk
Position: Doctoral Researcher


Institution / Affiliation : University College London

Geographical Region: Europe
Methodology: Experimental Design, Field Experiments, Mixed Method
Policy: Elections