Simon John Duffy

Philosopher, Activist, and Writer in Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Simon is Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform and Chair of Citizen Network.

He is a philosopher and activist who works to improve the welfare system and advance equal citizenship for all. His awards include the RSA's Prince Albert Medal and the SPA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Social Policy and he has a doctorate in moral philosophy.

Simon's practical work includes developing personal budgets and the reform of social care in England and Scotland. He has created a number of different organisations and social innovations including Inclusion Glasgow, Altrum, In Control, the Centre for Welfare Reform, Citizen Network and the UBI Lab Network.

Simon writes on moral and political philosophy, the welfare state, citizenship, social justice and inclusion. Key publications include Unlocking the Imagination (1996), Keys to Citizenship (2003) Women at the Centre (2011) Peer Power (2012) and The Unmaking of Man (2013).

  • Work
    • Centre for Welfare Reform
  • Education
    • Edinburgh University