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Lesley is a researcher working on environmental policy, with a focus on nature and land use.

Lesley has a particular interest in qualitative methods. She has worked on projects across IPPR’s environmental policy areas, with a strong thread of justice running throughout. Lesley has written for a range of publications and her research has generated front-page headlines.

On sabbatical in 2019 Lesley was on sabbatical at the European Parliament in Brussels, working on the Green New Deal at the European level. Lesley holds an MSc in international relations from the University of Edinburgh, and a BA in French and German from the University of Exeter.

Automation Explained | Lesley Rankin

Women are twice as likely to hold jobs that could be automated. Without government intervention the increasing use of robots, cognitive technologies and artificial intelligence in the workplace risks widening existing gender pay and wealth gaps.