Mathew Lawrence
senior research fellow; editor, IPPR Progressive Review

Mathew is a senior research fellow at IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research), the UK’s progressive think tank. He has written widely on automation, platforms, and the future of inequality. Mathew is the author of Future Proof: Britain in the 2020s, which examined the economic, ecological, and technological trends set to reshape the country in the decades ahead and how progressives should respond.

Mathew is co-director of the recently established Centre for the Anthropocene. From biodiversity loss to climate change, systemic degradation of our natural systems is already destabilising economies and societies; the centre is seeking solutions to help us live sustainably and well as our planetary health crisis deepens.

He is also editor of IPPR Progressive Review, IPPR’s journal of politics and ideas.

In a previous life, he studied the relationship between Jacobinism and British radicals as a fellow in 18th century history at Columbia University, and has been involved in campaigns for fair credit, justice for overseas domestic workers, and democratic models of ownership.