Fayyaz is a research intern on the Capabilities Programme
I joined Demos in July 2009 as a research intern on the Capabilities Programme.
I just finished my second year in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford, and at various times, I’ve worked on student papers writing about sport and news, at a PR firm, and as a research assistant on an economics doctorate. I also dabble with volunteer work with kids in glamorous Peckham.
I’m interested in ethics, particularly the ethics of technology and neuroscience. I also like thinking about the place of religion in an increasingly secular world, and the status of religious beliefs and knowledge in the structure of our intellect; whether they count as beliefs on the same level as uncontroversial beliefs like 2 + 2 = 4.
Since joining Demos, I’ve been looking at the importance of basing social intervention programs on research, and investing in programs based on the evidence that they work. I also look at ways to persuade the private sector to get more involved in social interventions.