Joe Penny

Joe formerly worked for NEF.

Joe Penny is a researcher on the Social Policy team. Since joining in May 2011 his work has focused on public service improvement through coproduction and outcomes based commissioning, the affects of austerity measures on individuals and communities in London and Birmingham, and the changing nature of poverty and inequality.

Before joining NEF, Joe worked for a local government innovation consultancy and interned at the Young Foundation. He has research experience in France and Tanzania, and holds first class degrees in Geography and Social Development from UCL and the Development Planning Unit (UCL).

When he is not at NEF, Joe can be found pursuing his other passion - performing in musical theatre shows.


Publication // November 26, 2014

The wrong medicine

A review of the impacts and costs of bringing open competition and market-based reforms to the NHS in England

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Publication // June 16, 2014

Commissioning for outcomes and co-production

A practical guide for local authorities

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Blog post // October 4, 2013

What the Coalition can learn from Islington

Why misguided workfare policies are harming the poorest More