Christine Berry is a freelance researcher, writer and consultant, currently based between Manchester, London and Sheffield. From Autumn 2017 she’ll be a PhD student at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, studying the emergence of a post-neoliberal paradigm in UK politics. Until February 2017 she was Principal Director of Policy and Government at the New Economics Foundation, where she specialised in banking reform. She was previously Head of Policy and Research at ShareAction, where her work on institutional investors’ legal duties changed government and opposition policy, including by triggering a Law Commission review which confirmed that investors can and should take social and environmental issues into account. She’s also worked as a researcher in the UK parliament, where she takes partial credit for Ian Hislop’s favourite FOI request.