Vita of Dr. Rikki J. Dean

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Social Policy, London School of Economics (2012-2016)
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

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

MSc Social Policy Research, London School of Economics (2011-2012)
Dissertation: Ideology and Efficacy: Exploring the Evaluation of Deliberative and Participatory Policy-Making in UK Social Policy.
Grade: Distinction

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

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

 

PRIZES

Policy & Politics’ Bleddyn Davies Prize for Best Early Career Paper (2018) for ‘Beyond Radicalism and Resignation: The Competing Logics of Public Participation in Policy Decisions’.

LSE’s Richard Titmuss Prize for Outstanding Scholarship (2017) for PhD Thesis, Democratising Bureaucracy.

LSE’s Richard Titmuss Prize for Outstanding Performance (2013) in the MSc Social Policy Research.

 

FUNDING AWARDS

Bürgerrat Demokratie Evaluation Project – with Brigitte Geissel and Stefan Jung
Funded by Mehr Demokratie. 2019.

‘Is This What Democracy Looks Like?’ Research Project
Funded by GRADE A|B Focus Programme, Goethe University Frankfurt

Visiting Democracy Fellowship at Harvard Ash Center
Funded by ESRC

ESRC PhD Studentship (2012-2015)

 

RESEARCH POSITIONS

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

2016-2017: Research Assistant to Professor Graham Smith, University of Westminster.
Project 1: Departmental Impact Audit. Project 2: Participation in Climate Change Governance.

2015-2017: Research Assistant to Dr Liz Richardson (Manchester) and Dr Catherine Durose (Birmingham).
Project 1: Who is accountable in localism? Project 2: ‘Jam and Justice’ project on decentralised governance.

2013-2016: Research Assistant to Moira Wallace OBE, Oriel College, University of Oxford).
Project: Adolescent social exclusion under New Labour

2007-2008: Research Assistant to Christopher Hood CBE, All Souls College, University of Oxford.
Project 1: The political pay-off of public service performance target regimes.
Project 2: Tracking the prevalence of QUANGOs in UK public administration.

 

TEACHING POSITIONS

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

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

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

 

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

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

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