Professor Matthew Goodwin

Director of the Centre for UK Prosperity, (Full-time from January 2021)

Director of the Centre for UK Prosperity, (Full-time from January 2021)

Matthew J. Goodwin is Director of the Legatum Institute’s Centre for UK Prosperity. He is also Professor of Political Science and Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House. Matthew is the author of six books, including Revolt on the Right (political book of the year 2015); Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union (Cambridge University Press); and National Populism (a Sunday Times bestseller). Matthew has conducted research for nearly two decades on voting, elections, public attitudes, British politics, and low-income communities. He has also engaged with more than 300 non-academic organisations on issues relating to geo-political volatility, from the European Parliament and UK Prime Minister’s Office to the U.S. State Department and World Bank.

Matthew will be joining the Institute full-time in January 2021.