Ian Hall

Horn Fellow at Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge


Ian Hall graduated in Mathematics from St. John’s College, Cambridge in 1985. After 16 years working in finance (largely proprietary trading) he left the City and has since been involved in a range of activities including commercial property, renewable energy, historical research and government policy work. Since 2013 he has worked part-time for a Conservative MP (subsequently a minister) in both parliament and government, covering a wide range of policy areas and serving as a ministerial adviser in Defra from 2015-16. He is interested in the practical processes of effective government, with specific interests in farming and rural affairs, digital connectivity, housing and energy policy.

  • 18 June 2024, 9:30am

    2024 CSaP Annual Conference

    The announcement of the General Election on 4 July offers a unique and timely opportunity for our conference speakers and participants to explore a wide spectrum of possibilities in areas such as innovation and productivity; healthcare and prevention; and nature recovery and climate. Academics and policy professionals will present their latest work and its implications for public policy.

  • 6 June 2023, 10am

    2023 CSaP Annual Conference: Science, evidence and public policy – the role of research in policymaking

    CSaP's 2023 Annual Conference will cover topics such as economic growth and productivity; innovation and societal challenges; learning lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic; behaviour change in health; climate & resilience; and decarbonisation and energy transition.