Dr Duncan Needham

Director at Centre for Financial History

Director, Centre for Financial History

Duncan Needham is Director of the Centre for Financial History. He is also the Charles and Katharine Darwin Research Fellow at Darwin College. His research interests include: Contemporary British History, Monetary History, and Economic History.

After completing his first degree at the London School of Economics in 1994, Duncan worked as a bond trader at JP Morgan and then as a fund manager at Cairn Capital, returning to academia in 2008 to undertake a a PhD on UK monetary policy from the late 1960s to the 1980s.

  • 11 June 2018, 5:30pm

    Two cultures: can policy makers and academic institutions ever work together effectively?

    The UK has scientific advisers at the top of government, but with science, engineering and technology playing greater and greater roles in our lives there is a correspondingly greater need for a broader understanding of these issues by policy makers.

  • 14 April 2015, 10am

    CSaP Annual Conference 2015

    This year our conference will explore opportunities for improving the way government accesses, assesses and makes use of expertise from the humanities, and offer examples of the significant contribution these disciplines have made to public policy.