Matthew Agarwala

Dr Matthew Agarwala

Affiliated Researcher

Dr Matthew Agarwala is an economist interested in wealth-based approaches to measuring and delivering sustainability, wellbeing, and productivity. His research is motivated by the belief that 21st century progress cannot...

Craig Berry

Affiliated Researcher

Dr Craig Berry is an experienced academic researcher and policy practitioner. He is a political economist with expertise in economic policy, including industrial policy, and welfare provision, principally pensions. His...

Reda Cherif

Affiliated Researcher

Reda Cherif is a Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He joined the IMF in 2008. His research covers development economics, natural resources, industrial policy, and growth and...

Dr Ramit Debnath

Affiliated Researcher

Dr Ramit Debnath is a university assistant professor and an academic director at the University of Cambridge; leading the Collective Intelligence & Design Group and co-director of Cambridge ClimaTRACES Lab. He is a fellow...

Maria del Rio-Chanona

Affiliated Researcher

Maria is an incoming Lecturer at University College London in the Computer Science department. Her research draws from network science, natural language processing, as well as agent-based modeling and focuses...

Eliza Easton

Affiliated Researcher

Eliza Easton is a creative industries expert, who has spent the last five years as Head of Policy and then Deputy Director of the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (Creative PEC)...

Dr Mark Fabian

Affiliated Researcher

Mark Fabian is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of Warwick and an Affiliated Researcher at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy. He continues to work with colleagues...

Marco Felici

Dr Marco Felici

Affiliated Researcher

Dr Marco Felici works at the intersection of policy and research, with interests spanning household finance, housing, subjective wellbeing, and mental health. With colleagues at the Bennett Institute, he explores...

Tanya Filer

Dr Tanya Filer

Affiliated Researcher

Dr Tanya Filer leads the Digital State Project at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy. Her work focuses on GovTech (government technology) innovation ecosystems, and on digital government more broadly....

Sam Gilbert

Sam Gilbert

Affiliated Researcher

Sam Gilbert is an entrepreneur and researcher working at the intersection of politics and technology. An expert in data-driven marketing, Sam was Employee No.1 and Chief Marketing Officer at Bought...

Dr Vianney Gomezgil Yaspik

Affiliated Researcher

Dr Vianney Gomezgil Yaspik completed her PhD in the Politics and International Studies department at the University of Cambridge. She also holds degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Economics from...

Dr Jonathan Grant

Affiliated Researcher

Jonathan Grant is founding Director of Different Angles Ltd, a consultancy that focuses on the social impact of universities and research.  His main interests are in biomedical and health R&D...

Fuad Hasanov

Affiliated Researcher

Fuad Hasanov is a Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and an Adjunct Professor of Economics at Georgetown University. Before joining the IMF in 2007, Fuad was an...

Prof Arlene Holmes-Henderson

Affiliated Researcher

Arlene Holmes-Henderson MBE is Professor of Classics Education and Public Policy at Durham University where she holds a British Academy Innovation Fellowship (2022-2024). She investigates the influence of speech education...

Helen Johnson

Affiliated Researcher

Helen Johnson is a researcher specialising in the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods in political decision-making, including approaches for accounting for uncertainty, reducing bias and ensuring representation. Between 2017...

Andrew Kelly

Affiliated Researcher

Andrew Kelly served as Director of Bristol Ideas 1993-2022. During that period, he has been involved in leading and working on many projects in Bristol. These include the cultural renewal...

Halima Khan

Affiliated Researcher

Halima Khan has worked in national, regional and local government and at Nesta, the UK’s innovation agency for social good. Her interests are in approaches to public service innovation which...

Patrycja Klusak

Prof Patrycja Klusak

Affiliated Researcher

Pati Klusak is a co-founder and director of Wealth Fair Economics, Professor in Accounting and Finance at Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University and an Affiliated Researcher at Bennett Institute...

Saite Lu

Dr Saite Lu

Affiliated Researcher

Saite Lu is an Affiliated Researcher at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, and the Mead Fellow in Economics at Emmanuel College where he supervises College economists on a range of...

Ron Martin

Professor Ron Martin

Affiliated Researcher

Ron Martin is Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Cambridge, UK, and Emeritus Professorial Fellow of St Catharine’s  College, Cambridge, UK. From 2015 to 2020 he was...

Ailbhe McNabola

Affiliated Researcher

Ailbhe McNabola is Director of Policy and Communications at Power to Change, a charitable trust that supports communities to run businesses that reinvest profits into their local area. She is...

Michael McNair

Affiliated Researcher

Michael McNair is the Global Managing Director of the advisory team at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change – supporting reforming leaders worldwide on strategy, policy and delivery. Michael...

Dr Jen-Chung Mei

Affiliated Researcher

Dr Jen-Chung Mei is a Lecturer in Economics at Westminster Business School, and a member of the Productivity Institute. He was a Postdoc Research Associate at the Bennett Institute for Public...

Claire Melamed

Affiliated Researcher

Claire Melamed is the CEO of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. This growing network brings together several hundred members – governments, private sector, and civil society – to...

Rehema Msulwa

Dr Rehema Msulwa

Affiliated Researcher

Rehema Msulwa was previously a Research Associate at the Bennett Institute. She currently works in infrastructure advisory as part of Agilia Infrastructure Partners, a specialist infrastructure consultancy. Her interests lay...

Adam Muhtar

Affiliated Researcher

Adam Muhtar is a Data Scientist at the Bank of England, working on projects that aim to generate actionable insights from high-dimensional unstructured data using natural language processing, network science,...

Walter Pasquarelli

Affiliated Researcher

Walter is an advisor, researcher and speaker on generative AI, data and synthetic realities. Leading advisory and editorial programmes at The Economist Group, Walter operated at the forefront of technological...

J Rogers de Waal

Dr Joel Rogers de Waal

Affiliated Researcher

Joel Rogers de Waal is the Academic Director at YouGov and an affiliated researcher at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, focused on research collaborations between YouGov and the Institute.

Dr Andres Roman-Urrestarazu

Affiliated Researcher

Andres Roman-Urrestarazu, MD, PhD, MSc, is a 2021–22 UK Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice. He is a psychiatrist, public health clinician, and Senior Research Associate at the University...

Philip Rycroft

Philip Rycroft

Distinguished Honorary Researcher at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy and POLIS

Philip Rycroft worked in DExEU from March 2017 to March 2019, from October 2017 as its Permanent Secretary. He was responsible for leading the department in all its work on the...

Rodney Scott

Professor Rodney Scott

Affiliated Researcher

Rodney Scott is the Chief Policy Advisor for the Public Service Commission of New Zealand, responsible for advising on the overall design and direction of the public service. He has worked...

Jack Shaw

Affiliated Researcher

Jack Shaw is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Mile End Institute and an Affiliated Researcher at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy. He works across regional economic policy, devolution...

Ray Shostak

Affiliated Researcher

Ray Shostak, CBE is an international adviser in education, government performance and public service reform. He was Head of the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit, Director General Performance Management and member...

Annabel Smith

Affiliated Researcher

Annabel is Head of Place & Practice at the Centre for Progressive Policy (CPP) and is responsible for leading the Inclusive Growth Network, working with cities and regions across the UK to build...

Alwyn Spencer

Affiliated Researcher

Alwyn Spencer is a senior government official currently focused on the political economy implications of spatial inequalities, including the consequences for both domestic and international policy.  He has previous experience...

Dr Jeni Tennison OBE

Affiliated Researcher

Jeni Tennison is the founder and Executive Director of Connected by Data, an initiative that aims to put community at the heart of data narratives, practices and policies. She is...

Dr Alessio Terzi

Affiliated Researcher

Alessio Terzi is an economist working at the intersection of academia, think-tanks, and policy. He is a Lecturer in Public Policy at Cambridge University and an Adjunct Professor in Economics...

Dr Flavio Toxvaerd

Affiliated Researcher

Flavio Toxvaerd is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge and a fellow of Clare College. He holds degrees from the University of...

Professor Pete Tyler

Affiliated Researcher

Pete Tyler is Emeritus Professor of Urban and Regional Economics at the University of Cambridge, UK, and Emeritus Professorial Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, UK. His research interests cover...

Steve Unger

Dr Steve Unger

Affiliated Researcher

Steve Unger was until recently a Board member of Ofcom, the UK regulator responsible for digital communications. He had various responsibilities, including setting regulatory strategy for the UK, representing the...

Antonio Weiss

Dr Antonio Weiss

Affiliated Researcher

Antonio Weiss is a Senior Partner at The PSC, a public services consultancy, advising senior clients on user-centred design, innovation thinking, and utilising technology to redesign public services to meet...

Dr Steven Wooding

Affiliated Researcher

Dr Steven Wooding is Head of Research on Research in the Research Strategy Office at the University of Cambridge, a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Science Policy and...

Action Research on Research Culture

Lara Abel

Affiliated Researcher

Lara Abel is a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge for the Action Research on Research Culture project. Her academic background is in Psychology and Computer Science. She has...

Dr Luisa Ciampi

Dr Luisa Ciampi is a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge for the Action Research on Research Culture (ARRC) project. She is a social scientist who has conducted research...

Agata Czech

Affiliated Researcher

Agata Czech is a Research Assistant at the University of Cambridge, who combines her passion for using data to inform policy and change, with her background in social sciences to...

Mollie Etheridge

Affiliated Researcher

Mollie Etheridge is a PhD researcher in the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. Her doctoral research explores how the transition to parenthood and/or desired parenthood changes academics’ engagement with the norms of...

Becky Ioppolo

Affiliated Researcher

Becky Ioppolo is an Affiliated Researcher at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy. She is interested in understanding the characteristics of high-performing research environments, particularly in universities. Currently, she is...

Melvin Obadha

Melvin Obadha is a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge for the Action Research on Research Culture project. He is a choice modeller with experience in conducting applied research...

Noam Tal-Perry

Affiliated Researcher

Noam Tal-Perry is a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, working as part of the Action Research on Research Culture (ARRC) project. Previously, he graduated with a PhD in...

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