Luke Heselwood


I joined Reform in July 2017 as a Research Assistant. I am currently working on two projects on the application of blockchain for identity management and data sharing. I am also interested in education, social mobility and the future of work and automation.

Before joining Reform, I completed a PhD at the University of Manchester in Chinese studies. This was a history-based PhD, which demonstrated the impact of Anglo-Chinese relations on British liberal thought in the mid-nineteenth century. I have taught several courses within Manchester’s history department and, in addition, have worked as a research and editorial assistant. In early 2017, I founded a political journal that aimed to ensure evidence-based commentary on current affairs.

Favourite Reformer… Seebohm Rowntree

What gets you out of bed in the morning? A skylight with no blind…

Twitter: @LukeHeselwood