Dr Michelle Clement is Lecturer and Researcher on reform and delivery in government at The Strand Group, King’s College London. She is also Researcher in Residence at No.10 Downing Street. The purpose of her work is to understand how government really works in practice.
Her teaching and research focuses on British government and public service reform – how Prime Ministers and Cabinet craft policy as well as create effective mechanisms to deliver and affect change. She advises central and mayoral governments on how to implement their reform programmes.
Dr Clement completed her PhD on ‘The Art of Delivery: Sir Michael Barber and the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit 2001 to 2005’. The PhD is the first academic study of the PMDU with access to Barber’s unpublished diaries from the period.
She has worked at the British Academy as a Policy Adviser and at Queen Mary, University of London as Strategic Partnerships Coordinator where she worked closely with government, academia, digital and creative industries to facilitate collaboration.
Dr Clement is a passionate advocate of the transformative power of education, having experienced the social mobility impact of education in her own Scottish-Pakistani upbringing.