Anthony Ruddy

BA (Plymouth), MA (Kent)

  • ESRC Research Fellow (secondment)



  • Children and young people
  • Youth poverty
  • Youth transitions

Brief Biography

After completing undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in social policy Anthony has spent most of his professional career to-date as a local government intelligence specialist in children and young people’s services departments across the northern region. Currently employed by North Yorkshire County Council Anthony is keen to strengthen the relationship between research, policy and practice, and is currently on secondment within the Department of Social Policy and Social Work as part of a new ESRC funded research collaboration between the University and North Yorkshire County Council (Children’s Trust Board).


Anthony is passionate about the possibilities of research impact and is keen to explore potential new opportunities to work alongside academic experts on issues affecting children and young people. Main research interests include explaining variations in children’s outcomes and youth transitions to adulthood, which also overlap with Anthony’s PhD research study, an ethnography about the lived reality of youth poverty in the UK today, due to be summarised in a forthcoming publication by Policy Press in 2017.   




Research projects

ESRC IAA funded research project, Young in North Yorkshire, a new research collaboration with North Yorkshire County Council (Children’s Trust Board)


Research team

 Dr Aniela Wenham and Professor John Hudson




Recent publications

Ruddy, A. (2017) The New Spectral Army: Biography and youth poverty on Teesside’s deprived estates, book chapter in: Blackman, S. and Rogers, R. Youth Marginality in Britain: Contemporary studies of austerity (forthcoming), Policy Press, Bristol.

Contact details

Anthony Ruddy
ESRC Research Fellow