Dominic is a Project Officer at Involve who helps deliver several of our programmes including Sciencewise and the Open Government Network.
His role focuses on researching and writing case studies and providing support for Sciencewise projects, and for Involve more broadly. He co-authored a report on consumer voices in energy network company price controls and also writes our monthly newsletter. He has also assisted in the delivery of a number of deliberative public engagement events.
When gaining his Politics degree from the University of Leeds, he developed a passion for democratic engagement and strongly believes in its potential to help achieve a more equal and just society. This inspired him to write his dissertation on the consistently low turnout of 18-24 year olds in General Elections and the perception of them disengaging from politics. He believes that democratic participation must be understood as more than just voting as an event but a diverse and wide ranging process which individuals must have the means and opportunity to take part in.
He has previously worked in sustainability and as a non-partisan election canvasser operating as ‘boots on the ground’ engaging people on the importance of voting in General Elections. Immediately prior to joining Involve, he also worked engaging 16 year olds in community and charity work through the National Citizen Service programme.