Think tank staff by Twitter following 1-50

Name Think tank Twitter followers
1.     Will Straw IPPR 13,668
2.     Matthew Taylor RSA 9,667
3.     James Purnell IPPR 8,709
4.     Phillip Blond ResPublica 8,481
5.     Will Hutton Work Foundation 7,369
6.     Sunder Katwala British Future 7,178
7.     James Crabtree Demos 6,258
8.     Charlie Leadbeater Demos 5,749
9.     Robert Elms Demos 5,102
10.  Jon Worth IPPR 4,889
11.  Rime Allaf Chatham House 4,289
12.  Duncan Green Institute of Development Studies 4,199
13.  Anthony Painter Demos 4,098
14.  Andrew Simms nef 3,684
15.  Diane Coyle ResPublica 3,611
16.  Julian Dobson ResPublica 3,242
17.  Indy Johar Demos & ResPublica 3,192
18.  Blair Gibbs Policy Exchange 2,994
19.  Neil O’Brien Policy Exchange 2,970
20.  Justin Kerr-Stevens Demos 2,872
21.  Sam Bowman Adam Smith Institute 2,848
22.  Nick Pearce IPPR 2,840
23.  Nicholas Shaxson Chatham House 2,834
24.  Ann Pettifor nef 2,820
25.  Gerry Hassan Demos 2,739
26.  Andy Sawford LGiU 2,731
27.  Jane Kinninmont Chatham House 2,714
28.  David Steven Demos 2,654
29.  Jonathan Bartley Ekklesia 2,601
30.  Nigel Edwards The King’s Fund 2,503
31.  Chris Ham The King’s Fund 2,491
32.  Anna Dixon The King’s Fund 2,426
33.  John Appleby The King’s Fund 2,322
34.  Denise Chevin Smith Institute 2,269
35.  Alex Evans Demos 2,225
36.  Andy Reed Sports Think Tank 2,175
37.  John Grant Demos 2,162
38.  Dave Dawes Centre for Innovation in Health Management 2,139
39.  Matt Cavanagh IPPR 1,972
40.  Simon Barrow Ekklesia 1,946
41.  Matthew Goodwin Chatham House 1,928
42.  Mark Littlewood Institute of Economic Affairs 1,913
43.  Ginny Hill Chatham House 1,825
44.  Andy Sumner Institute of Development Studies 1,809
45.  David Goodhart Demos 1,766
46.  Ian Fordham Education Foundation 1,750
47.  Paul Miller Demos 1,690
48.  Chris Goulden Joseph Rowntree Foundation 1,657
49.  Jill Segger Ekklesia 1,624
50.  Neil McInroy Centre for Local Economic Strategies 1,571

Please note this list accurate as at 25th March 2012.


2 Comments on “Think tank staff by Twitter following 1-50”

  1. Btw, Duncan Green works for Oxfam (not a think tank) … Another interesting analysis may be to see if they have blogs.This may be how many are communicating and where they seek to share most of their ideas and engage with their peers and publics.

    • Duncan Green is also a visiting fellow at the IDS, hence his inclusion on the list as affiliated to them rather than Oxfam. Good thought to look at blogs as well – I agree that blogs are in many ways a more meaningful and influential media.


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