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Advisory group

We are grateful to our advisory group for all of their help in designing the research materials and their comments on our reports (though they should not be held responsible for our analysis/interpretations!). Our advisory group includes:

Karl Handscomb

Senior Economist, Resolution Foundation

Ellen Clifford

Co-chair, The Commission on Social Security led by Experts by Experience

DWP analysts

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is represented on the advisory group by several people from the Universal Credit Analysis Division (UCAD).

Fran Bennett

Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford and specialist adviser to the House of Lords Universal Credit inquiry

Kayleigh Garthwaite

Birmingham Fellow, University of Birmingham and part of the COVID-19 and families on a low income: poverty in the pandemic project

Aaron Reeves

University of Oxford

Catherine Hale

Chronic Illness Inclusion Project, and an expert by experience

Elizabeth Taylor

Employment Related Services Association

Sophie Howes

Senior Policy and Research Officer, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)

Peter Matejic & Emma Wincup

Head of Evidence, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Tony Wilson

Institute for Employment Studies

Minesh Patel

Citizens Advice

Catherine Connors

Salford City Council

Sophia Ditta & Amy Porter

Leeds City Council


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