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Cardiff University

Melanie Jones

Melanie Jones is a Professor of Economics at Cardiff Business School. Her research is in empirical labour economics and involves the quantitative analysis of large-scale secondary data. She has a particular interest in gender equality and the interaction between health and the labour market. She is committed to using this evidence to inform policy and practice, such as through the collaboration Disability@Work.

Centre for Community Finance Europe & Liverpool John Moores University

Paul Jones

Dr Paul A Jones is Director of Research at the Centre for Community Finance Europe (CFCFE), Reader in the Social Economy at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and visiting lecturer at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague. He has over twenty-five years’ experience in academic and action research in credit union development and financial services for lower and moderate-income households including advice, in the UK and across Europe. He is the Deputy Editor of the Journal of

University of Manchester

Richard Jones

Richard Jones is Professor of Materials Physics and Innovation Policy at the University of Manchester. He is an experimental physicist with a focus on materials science, specialising in the properties at surfaces and interfaces, with wider interests in the social and economic consequences of nanotechnology and has contributed significantly to innovation within the higher education sector. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Cardiff Business School

Calvin Jones

Calvin holds a PhD in the Economics of Tourism and Major Events. He has been involved in the development of a number of measurement tools for sustainability, including the pilot Environmental Satellite Accounts for Wales and the Tourism Environmental Satellite Account for Wales. His research interests focus on sustainable regional development, energy economics, and AI, automation and future skills. Calvin is a failed novelist, rock star and screen writer, but served a successful and rewarding (if

Queen's University Belfast

David Jordan

David Jordan is a Research Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast. His research focuses on regional economics and the Northern Ireland economy, and how its performance is shaped by institutions and policy. David is also a Research Associate at the Queen’s University Centre for Economic History, and a Postgraduate Research Associate of the Queen’s University Institute of Irish Studies.


Rob Joyce

Robert is Deputy Director at the IFS and Head of the Income, Work and Welfare sector. He is a member of the Expert Panel leading “The Deaton Review: Inequalities in the Twenty First Century”. Robert also sits on the Social Metrics Commission and is a former editor of IFS’ two flagship annual publications, “The IFS Green Budget” and “Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality in the UK”. His research focuses on economic inequality and the design of the