Hamish Clifton

Hamish Clifton

Senior Consultant

Hamish has led critical research and policy design across the UK and New Zealand governments. Before joining PPL Hamish worked at The New Zealand Treasury and he has extensive experience designing and delivering multi-disciplinary research and analysis. Hamish has project management, stakeholder engagement and change management experience across the public and private sectors. ​Prior to joining the public service Hamish worked for a healthcare technology company in the social care sector.

Hamish was involved in early system design for the reformed New Zealand Resource Management system, a key confluence of local and central government. Digital innovation has been a cornerstone of Hamish’s career across jurisdictions having evaluated and developed data sharing agreements, digital transformation programs and business case advice. Hamish is committed to co-design and empowerment of marginalised groups, having been nominated for an award for his work in piloting more inclusive analytical frameworks in the New Zealand public service.

Hamish has extensive analytical experience gained as a Senior Social Researcher in the UK Government. This experience covered designing, leading, and communicating the results of both quantitative and qualitative research projects, alongside partners in industry, academia, local and central government.​

He holds a BA in Experimental Psychology (Somerville College) and a MSc in Pharmacology (New College) from the University of Oxford.

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