I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at Rees Centre, Department of Education at the University of Oxford. I am currently working on the Cost Effectiveness in Children’s Social Care project, which investigates the notion of value-for-money in a policy area where quantification of ‘making difference’ is often challenging. As part of this project, I am also taking part in a social enterprise initiative that aims to develop a web-based version of the Cost Calculator for Children’s Social Services (CCfCS). I am very proud that the CCfCS team has been participating in a highly selective social enterprise incubator programmed called SUCCESS, supported by the Oxford University Innovation and the ASPECT network.
I am also a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where I have completed my PhD studies. In my thesis, I explored how people save for later in life and build wealth, focusing on the younger half of the British working age population. There are four empirical chapters in my thesis, which are available as stand-alone papers on the Research page. My doctoral project was supervised by John Hills (Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy) and Irini Moustaki (Professor of Statistics).