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London School of Economics

Liz Sayce

Liz Sayce is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics. She was Chief Executive of Disability Rights UK (and its legacy charity Radar) from 2007-2017, where she led work for equal participation for all, through programmes on independent living, career opportunities and shifts in cultural attitudes and behaviour. Liz is Chair of the Commission for Equality in Mental Health, hosted by the Centre for Mental Health, and a member of the Social Security Advisory Committee.

University of Surrey

Melisa Sayli

Melisa Sayli is a Postgraduate Research Fellow at the University of Surrey where she works on the The Health Foundation funded project ‘Retention of the clinical and ambulance workforce in English Hospitals’, the goal of which is to understand how staff retention can be improved to ease workforce pressures in the NHS. Melisa’s expertise lies in labour economics, health economics and applied econometrics. Melisa studied household labour supply during her PhD at the University of Manchester and has also contributed to work on the experience of minorities in the labour force.

Kath Scanlon

University of Bristol

Ariane Scanlon-Jennings

Ariane Scanlon-Jennings graduated from the University of Bristol with a BSc in Economics. Her interests lie in political and environmental economics. In the domain of political economics, she completed a dissertation studying the effect of increasing ethnic diversity on support for far-right political parties in the UK. Following graduation, she is working in public equity.

University of Edinburgh

Rachel Scarfe

Rachel is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the economics of non-standard working, including zero-hours contracts and part-time work. She is also interested in the application of labour economics to sports data. She was previously an economic consultant, preparing damages calculations and business valuations for international arbitrations and disputes in the UK courts. She worked across a range of industries, including healthcare, energy and financial services.

University of Birmingham

Kimberley Scharf

Kimberley Scharf is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy and Head of the Economics Department at the University of Birmingham. Her research interests span several subfields of economics, including political economy, public finance, international trade and finance, and industrial organisation. It also reaches out to other disciplines – e.g., marketing and decision sciences. Her research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals and has been funded by the ESRC, the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada, the British Academy, the European Research Council, HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs.