Ben Marshall is a Research Director at Ipsos UK and has worked for the company since 2006.
Ipsos is one of the UK’s largest market and social research agencies. Ben’s role requires him to oversee the design and delivery of research projects and programmes, to recruit, set-up and lead teams, and to provide clients with insights and evidence to inform better decision-making.
Ben is passionate about the use of evidence including public sentiment and lived experience in policymaking, involving people in shaping their future. In 2022, he was lead author of Evidently better , Ipsos’ guide to “evidence-enabled policymaking”.
Ben has worked for a range of clients across Government and the public sector. Housing clients include Shelter, Clarion Housing Group, Create Streets, the National Housing Federation, Institution of Civil Engineers, Civil BNP Paribas, Jones Lang Lasalle, Sekisui, St. Modwen Properties, the Centre for Homelessness Impact, The Royal Foundation (supporting Homewards ), Channel 4, BBC Panorama, The Economist and the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Ben has written blogs and articles on housing topics for publications including City A.M., Huffington Post, Inside Housing, Housing24, Housing Today, Surveyor and Infrastructure Intelligence. He has chaired and contributed to editions on housing on Ipsos UK’s two podcasts - Politics Talk and Public & Society.
Ben blogs on public opinion and policy in a personal capacity (always using Ipsos data and insights of course!) at medium.com/@benm77 and also at @BenIpsosUK . As well as housing, mortgages and the green belt, recent blogs have covered the cost-of-living crisis, the economy, politics, Britain’s institutions, the NHS, Levelling-up and the conflict in Ukraine.