Prior to taking up the role, she was the Chief Economist and Head of the Centre for Economic Justice at IPPR.
Carys was a key contributor to the final report of the Commission on Economic Justice, Prosperity and Justice, leading on the analysis in the report and recommendations relating to wealth, automation and labour markets.
Carys has appeared on national and regional broadcast media, including Radio 4, Radio 5Live, Talk Radio, LBC, BBC Breakfast and Sky All Out Politics. She has written for a range of online and print publications and her research has generated front-page headlines. She is Editor of IPPR’s journal of politics and ideas, Progressive Review.
Carys joined IPPR in 2015. She has previously worked at the RSA, the Social Mobility Foundation, the IFS and in charity impact evaluation. She holds an MSc Social Policy (Research) from LSE, and a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.
Press release: Carys Roberts appointed IPPR Director (27/1/20)