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The project seeks to cut across standard research and policy boundaries by bringing together a broad range of experts from academia, business, the charity sector, NGOs, and government.

An indicative list of project members is below. The project will also draw on the expertise from additional government departments and academics.

nick-gallent

Professor Nick Gallent

Head of Bartlett School of Planning
UCL

matt-whittaker

Matt Whittaker

Deputy Director
Resolution Foundation

siobhan-morris

Siobhan Morris

Grand Challenge of Justice and Equality, UCL

helen-barnard

Helen Barnard

Deputy Director of Policy and Partnerships
Joseph Rowntree Foundation

kate-bell

Kate Bell

Head of Economics and Social Affairs
TUC

josh-bradlow

Josh Bradlow

Policy Manager
Stonewall UK

anita-charlsworth

Anita Charlesworth CBE

Director of Research and Economics
The Health Foundation

ann-marie-connolly

Dr Ann Marie Connolly

Strategic Adviser - Health Inequalities
Public Health England and Dept of Health and Social Care

anthony-costello

Professor Anthony Costello

Professor of Global Health and Sustainable Development
UCL Institute for Global Health

jordan-cummins

Jordan Cummins

Senior Associate Director - London Policy
CBI

becky-francis

Professor Becky Francis

Director
UCL Institute of Education

Baljit Gill

Head of Analysis 
Race Disparity Unit (Cabinet Office)

alissa-goodman

Professor Alissa Goodman

Director
UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies

stephen-gorard

Professor Stephen Gorard

Director
Durham University Evidence Centre for Education

zubaida-haque

Dr Zubaida Haque

Deputy Director
The Runnymede Trust

ruksana-khanum

Ruksana Khanum

The Royal Society for Blind Children
Disability rights advocate

tess-lanning

Tess Lanning

Head of Enterprise and Employment Strategy
London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

lindsay-macmillan

Professor Lindsey Macmillan

Professor of Economics and Head of Quantitative Social Science
UCL Institute of Education

martin-mills

Professor Martin Mills

Director, Centre for Teachers and Teaching Research
UCL Institute of Education

henrietta-moore

Professor Henrietta Moore

Director
UCL Institute for Global Prosperity

polly-neate

Polly Neate

Chief Executive
Shelter

oliver-patel

Oliver Patel

Research Assistant
UCL Grand Challenges 

kate-pickett

Professor Kate Pickett

Professor of Inequalities in Health
University of York

Dr Lauren Probert

Head of Gender and Economy Analysis
Government Equalities Office

fahmida-rahman

Fahmida Rahman

Research and Policy Analyst
Resolution Foundation

Craig Moss

Research Manager
Scope

Paola Serafino

Head of Centre for Equalities and Inclusion
ONS

sam-smethers

Sam Smethers

Chief Executive
Fawcett Society

clare-stainthorp

Dr Clare Stainthorp

Research Assistant
UCL Grand Challenges

mary-ann-stephenson

Mary-Ann Stephenson

Director
Women’s Budget Group

olivia-stevenson

Dr Olivia Stevenson

Head of Public Policy
UCL

becky-tunstall

Professor Becky Tunstall

Centre for Housing Planning
University of York

elanor-warwick

Elanor Warwick

Head of Strategic Policy and Research
Clarion Housing Group

katherine-welch

Katherine Welch

Head of External Engagement and Partnerships
UCL

john-wright

Professor John Wright

Director of Research
Bradford Institute for Health Research

wanda-wyporska

Dr Wanda Wyporska

Executive Director
The Equality Trust