Vita of Dr. Rikki J. Dean

Education

2012-2016: Ph.D. in Social Policy, London School of Economics.
Thesis: Democratising Bureaucracy: The Many Meanings of Public Participation in Social Policy and How to Harness Them.
Supervisors: Tania Burchardt and Hartley Dean.
Examiners: Patrick Dunleavy (LSE) and Mark Warren (UBC).
Funded by Economic and Social Research Council, UK
Awarded Richard Titmuss Prize for Outstanding Scholarship

2015: Visiting Democracy Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University.
Funded by Economic and Social Research Council, UK.

2011-2012: MSc Social Policy Research, London School of Economics.
Dissertation: Ideology and Efficacy: Exploring the Evaluation of Deliberative and Participatory Policy-Making in UK Social Policy.
Grade: Distinction
Awarded Richard Titmuss Prize for Outstanding Performance.

2005-2007: MA Social and Political Thought, University of Sussex.
Dissertation: Freedom as Motivation in Karl Marx's Historical Materialism.
Grade: Distinction

2001-2004: BA (Hons) Philosophy and English Literature, University of Sussex.
Grade: 2:1

 

Employment

Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow in Democratic Innovations, 2017-
Institute for Political Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt

Research Assistant to Graham Smith, 2016-2017
Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster

Research Assistant to Liz Richardson and Catherine Durose, 2015-2017
University of Manchester and University of Birmingham

Visiting Lecturer, 2016
Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster

Research Assistant to Moira Wallace, 2013-2016
Oriel College, University of Oxford

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Social Policy, 2013-2014
London School of Economics

Microsoft Innovation Outreach Programme & Digital Economy Programme Coordinator, 2010-2011
Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London

Research Intern, 2010
The Young Foundation

Research Assistant to Christopher Hood, Gladstone Professor of Government, 2007-2008
Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford

ESRC Public Services Programme Administrator, 2007-2008
Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford