Professor Colin Talbot

Professor Colin Talbot is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Manchester. He was previously a Professor in the Politics Department at the university, and he held the position of Chair of Government in the School of Social Sciences. His is currently also a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge.

Prior to his tenure in the Politics Department at Manchester, Colin previously held the post of Chair in Public Policy and Management at the University of Glamorgan, followed by a position at Nottingham University. As well as being a highly regarded academic, he has also worked in the private sector and in local government.

He has worked as an advisor and consultant to public sector organisations in the UK and beyond, and he has been invited to give evidence to parliamentary enquiries on more than two dozen occasions in both Houses of Parliament in Westminster (Commons and Lords), as well as in the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Scottish Parliament.