Christopher Hood

Visiting Professor, Blavatanik School of Government, University of Oxford

Professor Christopher Hood has taught public administration and government on three continents over four decades, has been a Fellow of All Souls College since 2001 and was Gladstone Professor of Government from 2001 to 2014 (now Emeritus). He specializes in the study of executive government, regulation and public-sector reform and for the past five years or so his research has concentrated on the politics of fiscal squeeze and public spending control. He is currently leading a three-year Nuffield-funded study on the recent history of UK public spending control.

In the 2000s he was Director of the ESRC Public Services Research Programme (comprising 47 projects and over 100 conferences and workshops), from 2008 to 2010 he chaired the Nuffield Council on Bioethics Working Party on Medical Profiling and Online Medicine, and in 2012-13 he was a member of the Government Office of Science review of the Analytical Capacity of HM Treasury. He is a Fellow both of the British Academy and of the US National Academy of Public Administration.