is a writer and commentator and has contributed to the Observer, the Telegraph, the New Statesman.
Her main areas of interest are social class; economic, social and spatial segregation; the British education system; public policy; built-up areas; mass media and popular culture. Through these themes she tries to examine how individuals interact with their physical, cultural and social environments. As well as being an Honorary Research Fellow at Lancaster University, she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Demos advisory council. Lynsey's second edition of 'Estates: An Intimate History' was published by Granta in 2012.