Dr Dan Greenwood

Dr Dan Greenwood

Dr. Dan Greenwood is Reader in Politics and Joint Coordinator of the PhD programme for School of Social Sciences. He holds a PhD in political theory/ political economy from University of Westminster, an MSc in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems (University of Sussex) and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (University of Oxford). Prior to his academic career, Dr. Greenwood worked for several years as an IT consultant, mainly in London's finance and marketing sectors.

The main focus of Dr Greenwood's research is the evaluation of governance and policy in the face of complex, cross-cutting policy challenges. This includes an interest in problems of coordination, involving inter-relationships between different tiers and spheres of governance, as well as the interface between politics, policy and markets.

A further interest is the implications for democracy of the seemingly increasingly complex nature of governance and policy-making. These issues are explored through a focus on a range of economic, social and environmental areas of governance and policy. 

His current and recent projects are:

Recently published monograph proposing and applying an approach to governance and policy evaluation, drawing from heterodox political economy: ‘Effective Governance and the Political Economy of Coordination,’ (Palgrave, 2023). For more information and discussion, see: book launch details, with event recording. The book has been reviewed in Political Studies Review.

Governance and policy for enabling active travel in urban areas: an international comparison of cases, including the Old Oak and Park Royal regeneration project in West London. This project is in collaboration with the University of Westminster Active Travel Academy.

Governance and policy for the built environment, with a focus on retrofits of residential buildings in London. This project is in collaboration with the University of Westminster Centre for the Production of the Built Environment (ProBE).

Public health governance.

The 'socialist calculation problem' and the development of novel approaches to economic modelling, particularly relating to the economics of climate change

Dr Greenwood provides doctoral research supervision on projects evaluating governance and policy across a range of sectors, including environmental governance, renewable energy, health, built environment/ urban planning, drawing from approaches in political science, policy analysis, political theory and political economy. He welcomes receipt of doctoral research proposals lying within these areas of research interest.

Sustainable Development Goals
In brief

Research areas

Governance/ policy analysis and evaluation, Complexity, coordination and innovation and Sustainable development/ climate change/ regional and urban development

Skills / expertise

Political economy; policy analysis. political science; public administration

Supervision interests

Analysis and evaluation of governance and policy-making in complex domains, e.g. sustainable development, health, urban governance, economic and regional development, Democracy, deliberation and complexity and How political ideologies view the inter-relationships between governance and markets