Carey Oppenheim is an independent consultant, a trustee of the National Childbirth Trust and serves on the advisory board of the Institute of Policy Research at the University of Bath. She is writing a book with Naomi Eisenstadt on parents, poverty and the state, and taking up a practitioner/research fellowship at the London School of Economics in 2018.
Carey is former chief executive of the Early Intervention Foundation. Her previous roles include being co-director of the Institute of Public Policy Research and a special advisor to the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair MP, between 2000 and 2005, working on child poverty and children’s rights, work-life balance, social security and employment policy.
Carey has also been a senior lecturer in social policy at South Bank University and acting deputy director and head of research at the Child Poverty Action Group. She chaired the London Child Poverty Commission, which developed policies to tackle poverty in the capital city. Between 2010-13 she trained to be a teacher and taught history and politics.