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fig one solutions is a social science consultancy, offering:

  • evaluation, advice and training on diversity, change management, governance, privacy and surveillance, and strategic planning

Dr Ian Forbes AcSS FRSA

My experience is based on a record of leadership, innovation and achievement both at the professorial level in the higher education sector and as the head of several national charitable organisations. Skilled in leadership and development of existing and new organisations, I am practised in strategic planning, evaluation and change management, working within a mixed stakeholder context, lobbying and policy influencing activities at national and European levels.

A highly experienced educator, trainer and mentor, I have developed excellent interpersonal, analytical, report writing and communication skills, and have benefitted from media training. Longstanding expertise at public representation and spokesperson roles. An energiser and innovator.

By profession and training, I am a political scientist, who also has experience as a consultant social scientist, manager and administrator. I am a member of the Academy for the Social Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, and Vice-President of the Political Studies Association of the UK.

A former Professor of Politics, I worked at the Universities of Adelaide, East Anglia, Nottingham and Southampton, and have written books, articles and reports on privacy, biorisk, health inequalities, governance, human nature, international relations, equality of opportunity, race discrimination, and political theory.

My public service includes six years as the founder Chair of the Council of the Academy of Social Sciences, and three as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Political Studies Association of the UK. Currently, I am the President of the Nottinghamshire Branch of the Red Cross, and Vice Chair of the International Board of the More To Life charity.