Working to make government more effective

Marcus Shepheard

Former Senior Researcher

Marcus is an associate of the Institute, and was previously a senior researcher. He led research into how new and emerging technology will change government workforces as part of the Institute’s ongoing work on digital government. He also worked on issues such as accountability, public inquiries, and customs, as well being an author on the annual Whitehall Monitor publication.

Previously Marcus has worked on cybersecurity and computing education at the Royal Society, and foresight at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. He holds Masters degrees in Bioinformatics and Science Communication from Imperial College London, where he also spent six years researching the evolutionary dynamics of bacterial pathogens.

All work

18 OCT 2021 Report

Performance Tracker 2021

The pandemic has created huge backlogs in public services – failing to address these backlogs now will push up costs in future.

29 APR 2021 Report

The coronavirus inquiry

Boris Johnson should establish his promised public inquiry into the government’s handling of coronavirus in May.

21 JAN 2021 Analysis paper

Whitehall Monitor 2021

Whitehall Monitor 2021 reveals the way the pandemic has changed how the government takes decisions, spends money and makes policy.