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University of Edinburgh

Nicola McEwen

Nicola McEwen is Professor of Territorial Politics and Co-Director of the Centre on Constitutional Change. She specialises in nationalism, devolution and intergovernmental relations, with a focus on Scotland and the UK in comparative perspective. Her recent research has examined the impact of Brexit on UK devolution and the future of the Union, supported by an ESRC Senior Fellowship with the UK in a Changing Europe. Nicola is actively involved in informing debate within the wider policy and political community.

University of Birmingham

Danny McGowan

Danny McGowan is a Professor of Finance at the University of Birmingham. His research interests lie in applied microeconomics with focus on banking and financial intermediation. Danny’s work has been published in prestigious international journals such as the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Finance. His research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, and the British Academy.

University of Sheffield

Steven McIntosh

Steven McIntosh is a local node director of the Centre for Vocational Education Research. His research focuses on education and labour market outcomes. Areas include the determinants of education choices, rates of return particularly to vocational qualifications and apprenticeships, and the match between the demand and supply of skills, considering the extent to which employees’ skills and abilities are appropriate for their jobs.

University of Strathclyde

Stuart McIntyre

Stuart is a Professor in Economics at the University of Strathclyde and a Research Associate at the Office for National Statistics supported Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence. His primary research areas are in applied economics and econometrics, in particular as applied to regional and spatial economics, and policy evaluation. Recent projects include work to generate timelier and higher frequency estimates of regional economic growth in the UK and elsewhere (e.g. in the USA), and to analyse regional productivity and economic growth across the UK. He provides regular media commentary on the performance of the economies of the regions and nations of the UK, and in particular the Scottish economy.

University of Nottingham (School of Education)

Jo McIntyre

Working in the field of refugee education with a focus on how we can improve the lives of those who are marginalized or disadvantaged in schools. Her research has considered the barriers/ opportunities schools face in supporting refugee children. Questions around inclusion and integration emerge as a notable concern in this research, around who is rendered visible/ invisible through policy and practice. Her book analysing good practice for refugee education is soon to be published by Routledge.

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Alisdair McKay

Alisdair McKay is a Senior Research Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. His research explores the implications of inequality for the business cycle and in particular how it shapes the effects of monetary and fiscal policy.  He received his PhD from Princeton University.