The Policy Working Group is comprised of individuals and organisations committed to shaping policy around big social issues. The group will work alongside the Commissioners to review the emerging evidence, inform emerging hypotheses and suggest policy positions.

Anastasia de Waal, Deputy Director, Civitas


Anastasia de Waal was appointed Deputy Director of independent think tank Civitas in November 2009. She continues to be the Director of Family and Education at Civitas.

A social policy analyst, she is also a qualified primary school teacher. She is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media, and Chair of national parenting support charity, Family Lives.