IES staff

People graphicOur work is driven by the skills and expertise of our staff. IES is multidisciplinary, and our staff draw on a wide range of backgrounds, both academic and more practical in nature.

We operate high standards of recruitment and are an Investor in People, committed to providing skill and career development to all our staff.

We also work with a large number of associates, an extensive group of Honorary Fellows, and partner organisations in the UK and across Europe, drawing on their complementary skills, and local or specialist knowledge.

Leadership team

Institute Director

Tony Wilson MA (Hons), FRSA, MIEP

Director, Finance and Resources

Jane Smith BSc, MBA, MCIMA

Deputy Director, Public Policy Research

Becci Newton MA, PGCert


 Research and consulting staff

Georgie Akehurst, BA, MSc

Kate Alexander BA, MSc

Zofia Bajorek BA, MSc, PhD

Stephen Bevan BSc, PGCE

Alma Boustati BSc, MSc, PhD

Jonathan Buzzeo BA, MA

Morwenna Byford MA (Hons), MSc

Alison Carter BA, MBA, DBA, Chartered FCIPD

James Cockett BSc

Anneka Dawson BA, MRes, DPhil

Megan Edwards BSc, MSc

Rosie Gloster BA, MSc

Helen Gray BSc, MA, PhD, FRSA

Jenny Holmes, BA, MSc

Clare Huxley BA, MSc, PhD

Dan Lucy BSc, MSc, (CPsychol)

Beth Mason BSc, MSc

Cristiana Orlando BA, MSc

Dafni Papoutsaki, BSc, MSc, PhD

Rakhee Patel BA, MSt, MSc

Emma Pollard BA, MA

Joy Williams BSocSc

Ceri Williams BA, MA

Matthew Williams BA

Sally Wilson BSc, PhD, FRSA

 Support staff

Finance & Compliance Manager

Suzanne Anderson BA

HR Manager

Catherine Hogan BComm, MBS, Chartered FCIPD, MSc

Head of Communications

Steve O'Rourke BA, NCTJ

HR Network Manager

Emma Stewart-Rigby BA

Project support officers and support staff

Sophia Bell

Sara Butcher BA

Linda Lawrence

Jade Talbot BA

Helena Tulley