Mile End Institute

Professor Francis Davis


Member of the Mile End Institute Advisory Board


Francis Davis is Professor of Communities and Public Policy at the University of Birmingham and leads a successful international consultancy focused around civic and public innovation.  

He worked in central government as a policy advisor direct to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Minister for Decentralisation and the Cities Minister under both Labour and the Coalition and is currently a non-executive ministerial appointee to the cross-government Standing Commission on Carers. 

His social policy publications have been the subject of leaders in every major UK newspaper and debated in parliament.