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Rachel is Senior Research Fellow at IPPR Scotland.

Rachel joined IPPR in 2018 as an Economic Analyst working across the Centre for Economic Justice and IPPR Scotland. She specialises in economic and social policy, gender and devolution. Rachel is an experienced quantitative and qualitative researcher, and has worked 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 is Deputy Editor of IPPR’s journal of politics and ideas, Progressive Review. 

Before joining IPPR Rachel worked on policy and communications at the newly-founded Women’s Equality Party, where she managed the party’s political campaigning. 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