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Professor Christopher Hood

CBE, BA, BLitt, MA, DLitt, FBA
Emeritus Fellow since 2014
Professor Hood specializes in the study of executive government, regulation, and public-sector reform. He is currently completing research on changes in central government administration over the past 35 years (funded by the Leverhulme Trust) and on the politics of fiscal squeeze (funded by the ESRC). Further details of both projects can be found on the website Reshaping Executive Government (http://xgov.politics.ox.ac.uk/).
  • Background

    • Emeritus Fellow, All Souls College (from 2014)
    • ESRC Professorial Fellowship (from 2011 to 2015)
    • Gladstone Professor of Government and Public Administration, University of Oxford and Fellow of All Souls College (from 2001 to 2014)
    • Professor of Public Administration and Public Policy, London School of Economics (Head, 1995-8) (from 1989 to 2000)
    • Professor of Government and Public Administration, University of Sydney (from 1986 to 1989)
    • Lecturer in Politics, University of Glasgow (from 1972 to 1986)
    • Senior Teaching Fellow, National University of Singapore (from 1984 to 1985)
    • Postgraduate, University of Glasgow (from 1968 to 1971)
    • Undergraduate, University of York (from 1965 to 1968)
  • Other professional memberships and roles

    • Visiting Professor, Blavatnik School of Government (from 2015 to 2018)
    • Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2011 for services to social science (from 2011)
    • Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (United States) (from 2010)
    • Fellow, Sunningdale Institute (from 2007)
    • Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (from 2007)
    • Director, ESRC Research Programme, Public Services: Quality, Performance, Delivery (from 2004 to 2010)
    • Fellow of the Academy of Learned Societies of the Social Sciences (from 2002)
    • Elected Academician, Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences (from 2001)
    • Elected Fellow of the British Academy
      (from 1996)
  • Research awards and grants

    • ESRC Professorial Fellowship (from 2010 to 2015).
    • Leverhulme Trust project award (from 2010 to 2013).
    • William E. Mosher and the Frederick C. Mosher Award for his article 'Can We? Administrative Limits Revisited' by The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) (2011).
    • Awarded Public Management Research Association's H. George Frederickson Award for Career Contributions to Public Management Research (2007).
    • ESRC grant (2004).