Graham Room is Professor of European Social Policy at the University of Bath. He is author, co-author or editor of thirteen books, the most recent being Agile Actors on Complex Terrains: Transformative Realism and Public Policy (Routledge, 2016). He was Director of the Institute for Policy Research until December 2013. He was Founding Editor of the Journal of European Social Policy and is a member of the UK Academy of Social Sciences. His latest research is concerned with complexity theory and social dynamics and with the implications for policy analysis. He retains a strong interest in the areas of complexity theory and social dynamics, cross-national policy learning, poverty and social exclusion and European and comparative social policy.