Lesley Rankin is a researcher at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).
Lesley is currently working on the programme of citizen jury Climate and Fairness Panels for the Environmental Justice Commission, and has a particular interest in qualitative methods. Other work has focused on justice in the economy and the implications of environmental breakdown for various areas of policy. She has written for a range of publications and her research has generated front-page headlines.
In 2019 Lesley was on sabbatical at the European Parliament in Brussels, working on the Green New Deal at the European level. Before starting at IPPR in 2016, she volunteered for Edinburgh equality charities. Lesley holds an MSc in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh, and a BA in French and German from the University of Exeter.