Dr James Noyes is a Senior Fellow of the Social Market Foundation. He is the author of a number of influential think tank reports, including work on soft power, social reform and gambling regulation.
James holds degrees from the University of Cambridge and University College London, and has written a book on the destruction of cultural heritage and its relationship to state formation, The Politics of Iconoclasm. For several years he was a lecturer at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, and was a policy advisor to the former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. James has written for a number of media outlets, including the New Statesman, The Guardian and The Critic.