David Bull


David works on a variety of NPC’s research and consulting projects, supporting charity, funder and government clients such as Mind, the Stone Family Foundation and Arts Council England. He also leads our work on health: co-authoring our Supporting good health paper, conducting analysis of CCG contract data and building relationships with leading health experts. Having recently worked with our development team to prioritise new research and think tank initiatives, he now manages NPC’s Digital Transformation programme and our Data Labs project.

David takes a particular interest in the way that the public, private and voluntary sectors interact—from the increasing engagement of charities with public sector commissioning, to the advent of new forms of social finance. He conducted research to help the arts and cultural sector to engage in public sector commissioning and has written a briefing on food banks in the UK.

Before joining NPC, David worked at the Institute for Government, where he undertook a large-scale data analysis project to evaluate and track the performance of 17 Whitehall departments. The project outlined recommendations for how the government might use data in a more useful and accessible way. Prior to this, David completed a Masters in International Public Policy at UCL, during which he developed a particular interest in improving public services.

Why I work at NPC

 I enjoy working through the big questions facing the sector and getting involved with developing a response.