Academic Employment

Professor of Applied Economics, 2009-present, Westminster Business School, University of Westminster

Director of Centre for Employment Research, 2004-present, Westminster Business School, University of Westminster

School Director of Research, 2007-2009, Westminster Business School, University of Westminster

Principal Lecturer in Teaching and Learning, 2000-2004, Westminster Business School, University of Westminster

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Economics)/Director of the Graduate Summer School, 1998-2000, Westminster Business School, University of Westminster

Quintin Hogg Scholar, 1995-1998, Westminster Business School, University of Westminster


PhD Economics: Older workers: Discrimination or Disadvantage?, University of Westminster 2002

MSc Economics, Birkbeck College/University of London 1995

Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Worcester College of Higher Education 1993

BA Honours (Econ.) Upper Second, Liverpool University 1991

Research Income


Low Pay Commission (LPC) Does the Minimum Wage Impact Labour Market Choices of Young People aged 16 to 24?

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)Managerial competences, engagement and productivity – developing positive relationships (Co-I with University of Sheffield) -£609,455


HMRC, Evaluation of tax-advantaged venture capital schemes (VCT and EIS) – £285,000

Imperial College (EPSRC), An investigation of the barriers to Fellowship and Lectureship applications experienced by BME and female early career researchers at Imperial College London

HMRC Econometric Advice


ESRC, Early Identification of Young People at Risk of Poor Educational and Labour Market Outcomes: the Role of Educational Institutions (with University of Bath and Education Datalab)

Dolphin Square, Evidencing the value to London of Dolphin Living and Personalised Rents

HMRC, Econometric Advice (rolling ‘call off’ contract) [Principle Investigator]


Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), Early Impact Evaluation of Apprenticeship Reforms

157 Group and BIS, Presenting Evidence on the Role of English Further Education in Social Mobility

Acas, Assessing the Economic Impact of Acas

HMRC Econometric Advice

BIS Research Framework Agreement, Submission successful for Lot 1: Commercial, Economic and Social Impact Assessment and Analysis; Lot 2 Financial, Regulatory Economic and Econometric Forecasting and Lot 3: Programme and Pilot Evaluation.

DWP/HMRC Research Framework Agreement, Renewal successful


BIS and DWP, Measuring the Impact Of Skills And Training Interventions On The Unemployed

BIS, Estimating the Labour Market Returns to Learning in English FE


DWP Feasibility study to look at an impact analysis of training and skills for the unemployed, DWP reference RF1287

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Econometric Support

Royal Society, Research for Society’s diversity programme (Co-I)

HM Treasury, Statistics for Economists


HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Econometric Support

ESRC, Managing Conflict and Resolving Disputes (Co-I)

Dolphin Square Foundation, Cost Benefit Analysis of Subsidised Housing

Trades Unions Congress (TUC), Charging Fees in Employment Tribunals

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), The Role of Small Businesses in Employment and Enterprise


Cranfield School of Management Seed Funding, Generational Research

Trades Unions Congress (TUC), Resolving Workplace Disputes

Ministry of Defence, Consultation on Employment Model Programming

HMRC, Providing Econometric Services for Policy Support

BIS and the Government Equalities Office (GEO), Understanding the Business Impacts of Equality and Diversity

BIS, The returns to Further Education in England 2004-2010

Acas, The Economic Impact of Acas Services


London Development Agency (LDA), [Diversity Works for London], Strategic Economic Impact of Diversity to Business Performance

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), Secondary Analysis of 2008 SETA: Representation in Employment Tribunal Claims 

HMRC, Providing Econometric Services for Policy Support


Diversity Works for London, The Business Case for Diversity

Ministry of Defence, Impact of recession on recruitment/retention (Co-I)

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), Research to Improve LFS estimates of educational attainment

HM Revenue and Customs, Evidence and analysis in decision-making – £16,750

HM Treasury, Econometric Support

BIS, The Impact of fees in UK Higher Education (Evidence for Browne)

Successful in submission to join DWP and HMRC Research Framework


HMRC, Econometric Support 

Federation of Small Businesses, New Perspectives on Evidence and Policy

CIPD, Age and Generations in the Workplace

British Brands Group, The Economic Value of Brands


HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Econometric Support 

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), Flexibility in small firms (scoping)

Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, Lifelong Learning 

Centre for Excellence in Professional Learning from the Workplace


Institute of Economic Affairs, Researching Self-employment

Ministry of Justice, Judicial Mediation in Employment Tribunals