Dr Benedict Wilkinson is a Senior Research Fellow in the Policy Institute at King’s. Upon completing his PhD at King’s College London, he joined the Policy Institute first as a Research Associate (2013), and then Research Fellow (2014), before being appointed as a Senior Research Fellow in 2015. Although he specialises in defence, security and foreign policy, he also works on a raise of public policy issues including Higher Education. He has recently contributed to a range of projects exploring policy challenges including The Characteristics of High Performing Research Units, UK Election 2015: Setting the Agenda, Issues and Ideas on Higher Education: Who Benefits? Who Pays?.