James Blagden

Senior Researcher

James Blagden joined Onward in 2018 and leads Onward’s Levelling Up research programme. James specialises in data analysis and mapping. He has previously studied at the University of Southampton and University of Reading, and holds a Masters degree in Public Policy.

New Onward dataset reveals for the first time how many jobs are reachable by car and public transport in every small local area in Britain – exposing a shocking transport gap between places.
How to regenerate Britain’s less prosperous communities by helping them take back control.
Performance of the South West economy against earnings, employment, skills, local industries, and connectivity.
, Matthew Greenwood, Selaine Saxby MP
How a manufacturing renaissance can level up the country.
The epidemic of loneliness among young people as we emerge from the pandemic – and what ministers can do about it.
The State of the Union is the most comprehensive survey of attitudes towards the Union since 2014, drawing on detailed attitudinal research in all four nations of the United Kingdom.