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Rachel is Senior Research Fellow at IPPR Scotland.

Rachel’s research focuses on progressive solutions to public policy challenges in Scotland, specialising in economic and social policy, gender and devolution. Rachel is an experienced quantitative and qualitative researcher, and has led research on social security, inclusive growth, and the economic impacts of automation and technological change.   

Rachel has appeared on UK and national broadcast media, including BBC News, BBC Scotland and Radio 5Live. She has written for a range of online and print publications, including for the Independent, Tribune, and the Scottish Anti-Poverty Review. Rachel is also an editor of IPPR's journal of politics and ideas: Progressive Review.  

Rachel joined IPPR in 2018 as an Economic Analyst working across the Centre for Economic Justice and IPPR Scotland. She previously worked on policy and campaigns at the newly-founded Women’s Equality Party. She holds an MSc in Comparative Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh and BA in History from the University of York.  

Rachel on BBC Scotland

Rachel discusses economic policy ahead of the 2019 General Election Scottish Leaders Debate

Recent work