MBM Policy Analysis

Established in late 2018, MurrayBlackburnMackenzie is an independent policy analysis collective, made up of Dr Kath Murray, Dr Lucy Hunter Blackburn and Lisa Mackenzie. Between us, we have extensive experience in policy-making, research and communications.

We are Edinburgh-based, and work in both a voluntary and commissioned capacity. To subscribe to our mailing list please click here.

Support our work

We work independently and do not receive any government or other public funding. You can make a donation to support our work in one…

Impact, engagement and media

Since 2018 we have researched and written about women’s sex-based rights and gender self-identification across different areas of public policy in the UK. Within this…


Stephen Daisley, The Spectator

“a policy analysis outfit whose principals boast extensive scholarship and years of experience inside the civil service”

Liam Kerr MSP, Scottish Conservatives

“MBM were very helpful to MSPs during a number of debates in the last parliament. There’s never any shortage of research, analysis and material for…

Francis Wheen, Journalist and broadcaster

“This is such important work. Rigorous, detailed, evidence-based analysis is desperately needed as an antidote to toxic shouting-down and vacuous sloganeering on Twitter. The hardline…