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The team


Sir Christopher Pissarides is the Regius Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. Chris was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on labour market frictions and technology

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Sir Christopher Pissarides

Co-Founder and Co-Chair

Naomi Climer is an engineer and leader who was the first female President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and was formerly President of Sony Media Cloud Services

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Naomi Climer CBE

Co-Founder and Co-Chair

Anna was formerly a barrister specialising in employment law and appointed a Counsel to the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Anna was Head of Policy for the Future of Work Commission and is a Fellow of IPR and RSA.

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Anna Thomas

Co-Founder and Director

Daniela is CEO of Snowball, a diversified, multi-asset investment vehicle that aims to create positive outcomes for people and planet whilst generating sound financial returns. 

Daniela Barone Soares


Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE is Head Stemette and co-founder of Stemettes – an award-winning social enterprise inspiring girls and young women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics roles.

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Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE


Dr Nadia Danhash is an investment manager and business developer who has led the Royal College of Art's enterprise and entrepreneurship centre, InnovationRCA, for a decade.

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Dr Nadia Danhash


Helen Mountfield QC is a barrister and former head of Matrix Chambers, now Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford. Previously, Helen was Co-Chair of the Future of Work Commission with Tom Watson MP.

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Helen Mountfield


Graeme Nuttall OBE is a partner at Fieldfisher. He was the Government's independent adviser on employee ownership and authored 'Sharing Success: The Nuttall Review of Employee Ownership'.

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Graeme Nuttall OBE


Mohammad Chowdhury is a Partner at PwC. He has deep industry experience in 4.0 and related tech, having worked in 86 countries advising operators, the World Bank, UN Broadband Commission and the WEF, among others.

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Mohammad Chowdhury


Martha is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Lodestone Communications. Martha has worked on numerous national political campaigns and set up RegistHERtoVote, which engages and amplifies the voices of women in politics.

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Martha Dalton



Stephanie holds an MSc from the University of Oxford and wrote her thesis on a regulatory framework for deepfakes. She is interested in bridging the gap between near and long-term AI governance.

Stephanie Sheir


Dora previously worked in Government policy roles in the UK and internationally. She has an MSc from Oxford University where she focussed on social mobility and inequalities.

Dora Meredith

Head of Programmes

Abby completed her PhD in 2015 at the University of Manchester and has since worked on varied research projects in think tanks and in the civil service.

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Dr Abigail Gilbert

Head of Research

Bertha holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Sheffield and does research on various topics of inequality, social mobility and labour economics.

Dr Bertha Rohenkohl

Research Fellow

Dr Eleni Papagiannaki is a Lecturer in Economics at Birmingham City University (Business School). She researches, teaches and writes about the economics of labour, working time, income inequality and the future of work.

Dr Eleni Papagiannaki

Research Fellow

Dr Matthew Hall is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at IFOW, focussing on capabilities and changing work. He holds a PhD in Social Psychology from The London School of Economics, researching worldviews and belief development.

Dr Matthew Hall

Post Doctoral Researcher

Umar is an Assistant Professor at Warwick Business School. His research focuses on the intersection between Sustainable Development Goals, such as Reducing Inequalities, and a growing financialization of economies.

Assistant Professor Umar Boodoo

Research Fellow

Dr Harry Pitts is in the Work, Employment, Organisation and Public Policy group at University of Bristol School of Management. He researches, teaches and writes about the politics of work futures.

Dr Frederick Harry Pitts

Research Fellow

Vicente is a Fellow in Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He did his PhD at the University of Edinburgh on the future of work agenda in global institutions (ILO, OECD, World Bank).

Vicente Silva

Research Fellow

Jonathan is a clinician and academic in the Centre for Mathematics of Precision Healthcare at Imperial College London. His work applies network analysis to examine how health data may be used to address health inequality

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Dr Jonathan M. Clarke

Research Fellow

Nathalie has over 16 years experience providing wide ranging support to C-Suite Executives, Trustees and Board members across many industries.

Nathalie Baker

Executive Assistant

Hana was previously a Researcher to the Shadow Chancellor and has a breadth of political experience in the U.K. and US. She holds an MSc in Politics and Communication from LSE.

Hana Al-Izzi

Communications and Advocacy Lead

Sam holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University where he also taught economics. He is a trustee of a social mobility charity in York and has previously worked in global health and social policy roles.

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Sam Atwell

Research Fellow

Jeremias Adams-Prassl is a Professor of Law at Magdalen College, Oxford. He is particularly interested in the future of work and innovation. He leads a five year research project on Algorithms at Work.

Professor Jeremias Adams-Prassl

Senior Research Fellow

Gemma is a PhD researcher in Science and Technology Studies at UCL, a science & technology writer and author, and co-host of the Radical Science podcast.

Gemma Milne

Research Fellow

Celestin is a postdoctoral fellow at the LSE exploring how stigmatisation impedes relations between individuals and groups, particularly in unemployment and manages an action-research employment project at Black Thrive.

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Dr Celestin Okoroji

Research Fellow

Professor Jolene Skordis is a health and development economist. She is Deputy Director of UCL’s Institute for Global Health and Director of UCL’s Centre for Global Health Economics.

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Professor Jolene Skordis

Senior Research Fellow

Professor James Hayton is a researcher at Warwick Business School. He was previously Dean of the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University.

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Professor James Hayton

Senior Research Fellow

Lu Gram has over 9 years of experience working in global health and development. Lu has published widely and consulted for the World Health Organization, Save the Children, and Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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Dr Lu Gram

Research Fellow

Josh is a Harvard-Kennedy Scholar and a PhD candidate in Government at Harvard University. His research explores the politics and ethics of machine learning.

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Josh Simons

Research Fellow

Josh is a PhD candidate at Oxford University and a researcher at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics. His research looks at the impacts of globalisation and technology on the labour market.

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Josh de Lyon

Research Fellow

Nyasha was formerly a fast stream civil servant with experience of agile policy development. Nyasha graduated from Harvard as a Kennedy Scholar with a Masters in Public Policy in 2017.

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Nyasha Weinberg

Research Fellow

Professor Lilian Edwards is a frequent speaker on issues of Internet law, intellectual property and artificial intelligence. She is the Professor of Law, Innovation and Society at Newcastle University

Professor Lilian Edwards

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Binns is an Associate Professor of Human Centred Computing, working between computer science, law, and philosophy, focusing on data protection, machine learning, and the regulation of and by technology.

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Dr Reuben Binns

Senior Research Fellow

Katherine is an Economics PhD student at Oxford University. Her research focuses on the impact of technologies on labour markets and global supply chains. Katherine previously worked in Economics Consulting with PwC

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Katherine Stapleton

Research Fellow

Barry is a research fellow at the University of Cambridge and Director of Research at Policy Network. He has previously worked at both the Irish and European Parliaments.

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Barry Colfer

Research Fellow

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