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[Photo: Polly Vizard] Dr Polly VIZARD
Associate Director and Associate Professorial Research Fellow, CASE

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6782
Email: p.a.vizard@lse.ac.uk
STICERD ,  32L 3.28 A



Biography:

Polly Vizard is an Associate Professorial Research Fellow and Associate Director of Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion. Her research focuses on multidimensional poverty and inequality, the analysis of deprivation and distributional outcomes using social surveys and administrative data, social and public policy, social indicators, Senís capability framework, human rights-based approaches, and equality and human rights monitoring. She is currently principal investigator on the CASE research programme Social Policies and Distributional Outcomes in a Changing Britain, which runs from October 2017-October 2020.

Research Interests:
  • Conceptualising, analysing and monitoring poverty, inequality, equality and human rights
  • Empirical examination of deprivation and distributional outcomes across critical domains of life using social survey and administrative data
  • Assessing the consequences of social and public policies, broader institutions and socio-economic arrangements, equality and human rights standards, public expenditure, and other forms of social and public action
Current Research Projects: Selected Publications:
  • Vizard P (2016) Health 2008-2015 in Ruth Lupton, John Hills, Kitty Stewart, Tania Burchardt and Polly Vizard (eds) (2016) Social Policy in a Cold Climate: Policy, Poverty and Inequality in England 2008-2015

  • The Human Rights and Equality Agenda, in Dean H and Platt L, (2016) Social advantage and disadvantage

  • Vizard P (2016) ‘Inequality and public action’ in Symposium on Tony Atkinson’s Inequality’, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

  • Ruth Lupton, John Hills, Kitty Stewart, Tania Burchardt and Polly Vizard (eds) (2016) Social Policy in a Cold Climate: policies and their consequences since the crisis, Bristol: The Policy Press.

  • Polly Vizard, Eleni Karagiannaki, Jack Cunliffe and Polina Obolenskaya, Trust for London, March 2015, Blog: What happened to inequality in London following the crisis and downturn? PDF

  • Polly Vizard, Eleni Karagiannaki, Jack Cunliffe and Polina Obolenskaya. Trust for London, 12th March 2015: Falling incomes hit poorest Londoners hardest, says new LSE research PDF

  • Polly Vizard, Eleni Karagiannaki, Jack Cunliffe and Ellie Suh. Trust for London, July 30th 2015, Blog: Inequalities and Disadvantage in London – focus on religion and belief PDF

  • Polly Vizard, Eleni Karagiannaki, Polina Obolenskaya and Jack Cunliffe, Trust for London, December 16th 2015, Blog: Inequalities and Disadvantage in London – focus on disability

  • P.Vizard, E,Karagiannaki, P, Obolenskaya and J, Cunliffe , 2nd February 2015 Blog: Inequalities and disadvantage in London – focus on low pay

  • Vizard P. and Speed L. (2015) ‘Examining multidimensional inequality and deprivation in Britain using the capability approach’, Special issue on Capability Approach and Multidimensional Well-being in High-income Countries’, Forum for Social Economics

  • Vizard, P and Burchardt, T (2014) ‘Using the capability approach to evaluate health and care for individuals and groups in England’. In Ibrahim S.,and Tiwari M., (eds) The Capability Approach from Theory to Practice. Palgrave

  • Cleary C., Tsang T., and Vizard P., (2014) ‘The Children’s Measurement Framework: a new indicator-based tool for monitoring children’s equality and human rights’, Child Indicators Research

  • Vizard P (2013), ‘Towards a New Model of Public Services: Capability and Rights-Based Approaches’, in Kippin, H., and Stoker J., The Future of Public Services Reform, Bloomsbury.

  • Eurofound (2013) Quality of life in Europe: Social inequalities, Eurofound Research report authored by Suh, E., Tsang, T., Vizard, P. and Zaidi A. with Burchardt, T.

  • Vizard P, (2012) 'Evaluating Compliance using Quantitative Methods and Indicators: Lessons from the Human Rights Measurement Framework', Nordic Journal of Human Rights Special Issue - Quantifying Human Rights, No. 3:12, Vol. 30

  • Vizard P, Fukuda-Parr, S and Elson, D (2011) ‘Introduction: The Capability Approach and Human Rights’ Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Vol. 12 (1) pp. 1-22

  • Elson, D., Fukuda-Parr S., and Vizard P., Eds. (2011) Human Rights and the Capabilities Approach: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, Routledge

  • Kaldor, M and Vizard, P (2011), Arguing About the World: The work and legacy of Meghnad Desai, Bloomsbury Academic

  • Burchardt T and Vizard P (2011) “Operationalizing the Capability Approach as a Basis for Equality and Human Rights Monitoring in Twenty-first-century Britain' Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Vol.12 (1) pp.91-119

  • Vizard, P (2010) ‘Symposium on the Idea of Justice, Sen's Treatment of Human Rights’ Journal of Human Development and Capabilities Vol. 11 (4)

  • Vizard P. (2009) ‘The Equality and Human Rights Commission: A New Point of Departure in the Battle Against Discrimination and Disadvantage?’ in A More Equal Society? New Labour, Poverty, Inequality and Exclusion, second edition, Hills J., and Stewart K. (eds), Policy Press

  • Vizard P. (2007), ‘Selecting And Justifying A Basic Capability Set: Should The International Human Rights Framework Be Given A More Direct Role?’ Oxford Development Studies 35(3): 225-250

  • Vizard, P. (2006), ‘Sen v Pogge on Global Poverty and Human Rights’, Ethics and Economics, Volume 3, No. 2

  • Vizard, P. (2006), Poverty and Human Rights: Sen’s ‘Capability Perspective’ Examined. Oxford University Press: Oxford

  • Le Grand, J and Vizard, P (1998), ‘The NHS: Crisis, Change or Continuity?’ The State of Welfare, edited by H.Glennerster, and Hills J. Oxford: OUP.

STICERD/CASE Publications:
  • Multidimensional poverty and income inequality in the EU
    Polly Vizard, Lin Yang, November 2017
    Paper No' CASE/207: Full paper (pdf)

  • Older people's experiences of dignity and nutrition during hospital stays: Secondary data analysis using the Adult Inpatient Survey
    Tania Burchardt, Polly Vizard, July 2015
    Paper No' CASEreport 91: Read Abstract | Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)

  • Older people's experiences of dignity and nutrition during hospital stays: Secondary data analysis using the Adult Inpatient Survey
    Tania Burchardt, Polly Vizard, July 2015
    Paper No' CASEbrief 34: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Changing Anatomy of Economic Inequality in London (2007-2013)
    Jack Cunliffe, Chris Grollman, Eleni Karagiannaki, Ruth Lupton, Polina Obolenskaya, Stephanie Thomson, Polly Vizard, March 2015
    Paper No' SPCCRR06: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
    Download zipped data files associated with this paper.
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • The Coalition's Record on Adult Social Care: Policy, Spending and Outcomes 2010-2015
    Tania Burchardt, Polina Obolenskaya, Polly Vizard, January 2015
    Paper No' SPCCWP17: Read Abstract | Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)

  • The Coalition's Record on Health: Policy, Spending and Outcomes 2010-2015
    Polina Obolenskaya, Polly Vizard, January 2015
    Paper No' SPCCWP16: Read Abstract | Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)

  • The Coalition's Social Policy Record: Policy Spending and Outcomes 2010-2015
    Tania Burchardt, Amanda Fitzgerald, John Hills, Ruth Lupton, Abigail McKnight, Polina Obolenskaya, Kitty Stewart, Stephanie Thomson, Rebecca Tunstall, Polly Vizard, January 2015
    Paper No' SPCCRR04: Read Abstract | Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)

  • Hard Times, New Directions? The Impact of Local Government Spending Cuts in London (Interim Report)
    Amanda Fitzgerald, Ruth Lupton, Ronan Smyth, Polly Vizard, December 2013
    Paper No' SPCCWP07: Read Abstract | Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Developing an indicator-based framework for monitoring older people’s human rights: key findings for Peru, Mozambique and Kyrgyzstan
    Polly Vizard, August 2013
    Paper No' CASEreport 78: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Labour's Record on Health (1997-2010)
    Polina Obolenskaya, Polly Vizard, July 2013
    Paper No' SPCCWP02: Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)

  • Prosperity, Poverty and Inequality in London 2000/01-2010/11
    Jack Cunliffe, Alex Fenton, Amanda Fitzgerald, Ludovica Gambaro, Ruth Lupton, Polly Vizard, July 2013
    Paper No' SPCCRR03: Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)
    Download zipped data files associated with this paper.

  • Labour's Social Policy Record: Policy, Spending and Outcomes 1997-2010
    John Hills, Ruth Lupton, Kitty Stewart, Polly Vizard, July 2013
    Paper No' SPCCRR01: Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)

  • Social Policy in a Cold Climate: A Framework for Analysing the Effects of Social Policy
    Tania Burchardt, John Hills, Ruth Lupton, Kitty Stewart, Polly Vizard, April 2013
    Paper No' SPCCRN001: Full paper (pdf)

  • Developing and agreeing a capability list in the British context: What can be learnt from social survey data on ‘rights’?
    Polly Vizard, November 2010
    Paper No' CASE/142: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • What do the public think about economic and social rights? Research Report to Inform the Debate about a Bill of Rights and a Written Constitution
    Polly Vizard, June 2010
    Paper No' CASEreport 61: Full paper (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • What do the public think about economic and social rights
    Polly Vizard, May 2010
    Paper No' CASEbrief 28: Full paper (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Developing a capability list: Final Recommendations of the Equalities Review Steering Group on Measurement
    Tania Burchardt, Polly Vizard, April 2007
    Paper No' CASE/121: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Definition of equality and framework for measurement: Final Recommendations of the Equalities Review Steering Group on Measurement
    Tania Burchardt, Polly Vizard, April 2007
    Paper No' CASE/120: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Contributions of Professor Amartya Sen in the Field of Human Rights
    Polly Vizard, January 2005
    Paper No' CASE 091: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)