Advisory Council

Carey Oppenheim

Independent consultant, and LSE International Inequalities Institute Visiting Fellow

Carey Oppenheim is an independent consultant, a visiting fellow at the International Inequalities Institute at the LSE and is currently working with the Nuffield Foundation to develop a Family Justice Observatory. She recently stepped down from her role as the first Chief Executive of the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF), a charity and What Works Evidence Centre. Her previous roles include being Co-director of the Institute of Public Policy Research between 2007-2010.  She was Special Advisor to the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair MP, in the Number 10 Policy Unit between 2000 and 2005, specializing in child poverty and children’s rights, work-life balance, social security and employment policy. Carey has also been a senior lecturer in social policy at South Bank University and Acting Deputy Director and Head of Research at the Child Poverty Action Group. She chaired the London Child Poverty Commission which developed policies to tackle poverty in the capital city.  Between 2010 and 2013 she trained to be a teacher and taught history and politics at an inner-city London school. Carey is a trustee of the National Childbirth Trust, sits on the advisory boards for the Institute of Policy Research at the University of Bath and is a member of the Social Metrics Commission, an independent charity, whose aim is to develop new poverty metrics in the UK which has long-term political support.  She took her Masters in Social Policy at the LSE. She lives in London with her husband and two daughters.