Watch the video: Levelling Up – Principles and Practice

This event, held on 9 November 2021, assembled a group of distinguished social scientists, politicians and practitioners for a timely exploration of the principles and practices that must be foremost if ‘levelling up’ is to be as effective as we would all like it to be. You can watch the whole event below.


Chaired by Will Hutton, President of the Academy of Social Sciences

  • Professor Adrian Pabst, Deputy Director for Social and Political Economy, National Institute of Economic and Social Research (at approx. 7 minutes, 20s)
  • Stuart Martin, CEO, Satellite Applications Catapult (at approx. 23 minutes 26s)
  • Professor Sandra McNally, Professor of Economics, University of Surrey and Director of the Centre for Vocational Education Research and Director of the Education and Skills Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance, LSE (at approx. 35 minutes)
  • Laila Page, Head of Sustainable Banking, Performance and Frameworks, NatWest (at approx. 44 minutes 34s)
  • Professor Christine Whitehead, Emeritus Professor of Housing Economics, LSE (at approx. 1 hour 2 minutes)
  • Lord Kerslake, Chair of Peabody and the UK2070 Commission (at approx. 1 hour 15 minutes, 5s)
  • Professor Kate Pickett, Professor of Epidemiology at University of York and co-founder of The Equality Trust (at approx. 1 hour 28 minutes, 52s)
  • Juergen Maier, Vice-Chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership (at approx.1 hour, 39 minutes, 44s)
  • Neil O’Brien, MP – Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (at approx. 1 hour 51 minutes)