The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Staff Profile

Dr Graham Long

Senior Lecturer


Dr Graham Long currently works on implementation, monitoring and review of the UN Sustainable Development Goals at subnational, national and global scales.

He contributed analysis and policy work to the intergovernmental drafting process for the SDGs from 2013-2015 at UN and EU level as part of the ‘Beyond 2015’ global NGO coalition, and now works on implementation, monitoring and review of the SDGs within the UK and globally.

In the UK, his analysis and research-to-policy work has played an important role in government, parliamentary and civil society engagement around the SDGs. He was Special Advisor on the SDGs to the International Development Committee of the House of Commons, 2019 and currently co-leads a project for the London Sustainable Development Commission on measuring the Goals in London. In 2019, he led a project looking at measurement and implementation of the SDGs in Scotland, for the Scottish Government.

Globally, he has worked with UN-DESA (on civil society reporting, SDG reporting guidelines for states, and partnerships for the SDGs), UNDP (on parliamentary engagement), and global stakeholder groups such as Together 2030 and Action for Sustainable Development (on stakeholder engagement in national review processes).


Recent research-to-policy work on the SDGs: