Carey Oppenheim

Carey Oppenheim

Independent Consultant - Nuffield Foundation

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.


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A summary report of the Pre-proceedings stakeholder event is now available on our website alongside other resources from the day: @NuffieldFound @researchIP @ReesCentre 2 days ago
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Nuffield FJO Director Lisa Harker was recently interviewed as part of a piece on children being taken into care. You can read the full article here: @NuffieldFound @ReesCentre @researchIP 5 days ago
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Presentations and evaluation feedback from the Pre-Proceedings event on May 9th are now available on our website: Thank you to everyone who participated on the day! 2 weeks ago

The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory is being developed by the Nuffield Foundation working in partnership with a development team led by Professor Karen Broadhurst from The Centre for Child and Family Justice Research at Lancaster University