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Centre for Democratic Futures

Steering Group

The steering group of the Centre for Democratic Futures consists of interdisciplinary staff from different backgrounds and at different career stages. The steering group advises the directors on all matters relating to the Centre strategy and activities and provides input and leadership on events, schemes, and the ethos and presentation of the Centre. Members have come from disciplines ranging across social, economic, and political sciences, history, art, computer science, geography, education, medicine and health sciences, modern languages, and philosophy. The steering group ensures that the Centre remains interdisciplinary and ecumenical in its outlook and transparent in its processes ensuring inclusion and popular deliberation about the future of the Centre.


Dr Bindi Shah Lecturer in Sociology, Erasmus/Exchange Coordinator, Athena Swan Rep
Dr Brian Moss Lecturer in Criminology, Departmental Interim Admissions Tutor (undergraduate)
Dr Claire Le Foll Director of the Parkes Institute, Associate Professor of East European Jewish History and Culture
Professor David Owen Professor of Social and Political Philosophy
Gareth Giles Head of Public Policy|Southampton
Dr Héctor Calvo Pardo Reader in Economics
Dr Paolo Spada Lecturer in Comparative Politics and Methodology
Dr Rafael Mestre Research Fellow
Dr Vanissa Wanick Teaching Fellow MA Design Management and Games Design & Art
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