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Chris O'Leary

Chris O'Leary

Deputy Director, Policy Evaluation and Research Unit and Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

Chris is a specialist in public policy and is Deputy Director of the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit. He is responsible for managing a number of research projects, providing leadership on the design and delivery of research and evaluation projects around public sector reform and its impact on social policy design, implementation and delivery. He manages projects that involve multidisciplinary teams (often in collaboration with academics and practitioners within and outside PERU) and mixed methods research methods. Much of his work before joining PERU was around modelling need and demand in terms of multiple needs, prevention and integration of services. Chris also teaches on social policy and evidence-based policy. Chris is a member of the university's Academic Board.

Millennials' home ownership hopes dashed by a broken housing market

Feb 20, 2018 07:49 am UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

Speaking to the Conservative Party conference in September 2017, the UK prime minister, Theresa May, gave a stark assessment of the UK housing market which made for depressing listening for many young people: For many the...

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Economy

Cryptocurrency Brief: Bitcoin and altcoins suffer massive sell-off, Gemini exchange to expand UK operations, UNICEF France to accept crypto donations – Monday, September 24th, 2018

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices lost ground during late European session Monday, down-trending for the third consecutive day as financial regulations from top authorities still remain on board. However, a couple of good news from...

U.S. Treasuries suffer in silent trading day ahead of 2-year auction, FOMC policy meeting

The U.S. Treasuries suffered Monday ahead of this weeks two-day FOMC meeting that concludes on Wednesday. With a further 25 bps hike in the FFR range (to 2.00-2.25 percent) seemingly a done deal, the main focus for...

German bunds slump after Ifo business climate index beats estimates; ECB President Draghi’s speech eyed

The German bunds slumped during European session Monday after the countrys Ifo business climate index for the month of September beat market estimates, also rising from the previous reading in August. Investors will now...

Polish economic performance to remain solid, foreign trade expected to deteriorate in coming quarters

Polish economys all significant macro fundamentals appear quite strong. This positive impression have been affirmed by the macro statistics released this week, which included the industrial production data, labor market...

Cryptocurrency Brief: Ripple climbs to 3-week high as buying sentiments pour in, Europol warns against crypto-related risks – Thursday, September 20th, 2018

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices traded flat during late European session Thursday amid lack of any major market movements ahead of the September 30 deadline for the U.S. SECs decision on the Bitcoin ETF. Also, a host of increased...

Politics

Chequers plan: why Theresa May’s Brexit blueprint is not quite dead

The informal meeting of EU leaders in Salzburg on September 19 and 20 was not intended to be primarily about the UK or Brexit. The EU faces serious challenges around internal security and migration that come much higher up...

'Resistance' to Trump in the White House: impeachment by insiders?

The anonymous op-ed piece published September 5 in the New York Times, I am part of the resistance inside the Trump administration, offered the cold comfort that there are adults in the room restraining President Trump...

Politics and paper towels: Disputing disaster death tolls

Hurricane Florences battering of the southern United States has brought natural disasters and their devastating impacts back into the daily news cycle. The Atlantic hurricane season is in full swing and while earlier...

No matter what method is used to teach math, make it fun

Theres a change coming to Ontarios elementary school math curriculum. The new provincial government says it is responding to a decline of standardized test scores and plans to recommend a return to back-to-basics teaching...

Doug Ford's attack on the 'Court Party'

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced he intends to use the notwithstanding clause of Canadas Constitution in his battle to shrink Toronto city council and reintroduce his controversial Better Local Government...

Science

Ten years of Large Hadron Collider discoveries are just the start of decoding the universe

Ten years! Ten years since the start of operations for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), one of the most complex machines ever created. The LHC is the worlds largest particle accelerator, buried 100 meters under the French...

Game-changing resolution: whose name on the laws of physics for an expanding universe?

Astronomers are engaged in a lively debate over plans to rename one of the laws of physics. It emerged overnight in Vienna at the 30th Meeting of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), in Vienna, where members of...

Do dogs have feelings?

If you live with a dog you just know when its happy or miserable, dont you? Of course you do. Even the scientific community, now admits that dogs have emotions even if scientists cant directly measure what they are...

How hydrogen power can help us cut emissions, boost exports, and even drive further between refills

Hydrogen could become a significant part of Australias energy landscape within the coming decade, competing with both natural gas and batteries, according to a new CSIRO roadmap for the industry. Hydrogen gas is a...

Curious Kids: how does gravity pull things down to Earth?

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children of all ages. The Conversation is asking young people to send in questions theyd like an expert to answer. All questions are welcome: find details on how to enter...

Technology

OnePlus 6T Release Date, Price, Features: Why Did the Manufacturer Remove the Headphone Jack?

The OnePlus 6T is heavily rumored to be released on Oct. 17 and smartphone enthusiasts are awaiting confirmation from the company itself if this news has any authenticity. So far, however, the Shenzhen-based company hasnt...

In 1968, computers got personal: How the 'mother of all demos' changed the world

On a crisp California afternoon in early December 1968, a square-jawed, mild-mannered Stanford researcher named Douglas Engelbart took the stage at San Franciscos Civic Auditorium and proceeded to blow everyones mind about...

'Red Dead Redemption 2' Release Date, Features: Rockstar Gives Players a Sneak Peek at the Game's World

With Red Dead Redemption 2 almost a month away from gracing consoles, the anticipation for Rockstar Games western action-adventure game has been steadily building. It seems that Rockstar is leaning heavily towards the...

'Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2' Features: These Crazy Mods Lengthen the Lifespan of RPG Brawler

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 may be three years old already but fans dedicated to creating additional content for Bandai Namcos fighting roleplaying game are still finding fresh ways to make it a treat for all the other...

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, Trailer, Characters: Upcoming Trailer Is 40 Minutes Long?

Last week, Square Enix released another Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer, which features the world of Big Hero 6. While the teaser clip shows some gameplay and cut-scenes, fans of the franchise are voracious as ever to feast their...
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