Learning and Work Institute announces new appointment to senior team


24 05 2022


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Learning and Work Institute today announced the appointment of Dr Helen Gray as Chief Economist.

Helen will play a leading role in L&W’s economic analysis work, focussing on labour market economics, evidence and evaluation. She joins from the Institute for Employment Studies, where she was Principal Research Economist.

Stephen Evans, chief executive of Learning and Work Institute, said:
I’m delighted to be welcoming Helen to Learning and Work Institute as our new Chief Economist. She will bring a wealth of expertise and experience, particularly in labour market economics, evidence and evaluation. I’m looking forward to the exciting array of work ahead as we continue our important work to widen opportunities to learn and to access good work.
Dr Helen Gray said:
I'm really excited to be joining Learning and Work Institute, having had the pleasure of collaborating with L&W staff whilst at the Institute for Employment Studies. With the labour market and wider economy facing so many challenges at present, L&W's commitment to producing insightful research which informs policy responses has never been more important. I'm delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the vital work of L&W in ensuring that policy decisions are based on the best available evidence.

Helen is starting her new role from 25th July 2022.