We are very pleased to welcome to SPERI three new colleagues: Dan Bailey, Kaisa Pietila and Philip Roberts.
Dan Bailey joined SPERI as Project Research Officer, having previously worked as an Associate Lecturer at the University of York and completing his ESRC-funded PhD at the University of Sheffield. Dan’s work for SPERI supports a research project – developed in collaboration with FEPS and Policy Network – entitled ‘Diverging Capitalisms? Britain, the City of London and Europe’. This project contemplates the changing nature of the British economy, its place within the European economic space and the consequences of ‘Brexit’.
Kaisa Pietila is a Grantham doctoral scholar based in SPERI. She is studying sustainable resource use and economic growth. She was Assistant Programme Officer for the United Nations Environment Programme – World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEPWCMC) in Cambridge. She holds a BSc in Economics and Social Studies in International Politics and the Third World at the University of Aberystwyth and an MSc in Global Environment, Politics and Society from the University of Edinburgh.
Philip Roberts is a Postdoctoral Research Associate working in SPERI with Genevieve LeBaron on labour relations and global supply chains. He studied for his PhD at the University of Sydney. His doctoral thesis examined the Landless Workers Movement of Brazil, focusing on the period from 2002 during which Brazil shifted from neoliberal to neodevelopmental economic policies. He worked thereafter as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Sydney on a project examining Australian private prisons in terms of their costs, performance, efficiency, and accountability.