Executive Chair, Economic and Social Research Counci
Professor of Public Policy, Policy Institute, King's College London
Jennifer is Executive Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council, as well as a Professor of Public Policy at King’s. She was formerly director of the Policy Institute and continues to work on a range of institute projects.
Jennifer joined the Policy Institute at KCL in May 2015 to provide strategic direction to the policy analytic portfolio within the Institute, bringing together policy analytic thinking and the research excellence of KCL to inform public policy.
Her principal research areas include migration, integration and intolerance; communities, crime and justice policy; and the intersections between public health and related areas such as alcohol and drugs policy.
Before taking up her current post Professor Rubin was a Vice President and the Director of Communities, Safety & Justice at RAND Europe. Her projects included developing new metrics for illicit markets; evaluation of illicit drug strategy; cross-national comparisons of interventions to reduce prison populations and reoffending; evaluation of criminal justice interventions; and ethnic, racial, and xenophobic intolerance in Europe.
Before joining RAND, her work included lecturing and research in social and political science, contributing to ministerial consultations and evaluating recruitment procedures for political candidates.
She received her Ph.D. in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. in European politics from Loughborough University.