You can find a full list of the University of Strathclyde’s Department of Economics staff on our staff page.
Grant Allan is a Reader in the Department of Economics.
Grant has research interests in applied regional economic analysis and modelling, particularly in the areas of energy and tourism.
He is Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes for the Department of Economics and Director of MSc in Applied Economics, MSc in Applied Economics by distance learning and MSc in Economics and Finance.
James BlackKnowledge Exchange Fellow
James is a Fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute. He specialises in applied analysis of trade and climate change.
His work includes the production of economic statistics to improve our understanding of the economy, economic modelling and analysis to enhance the use of these statistics for policymaking, data visualisation to communicate results impactfully, and economic policy to understand how data can be used to drive decisions in Government.
Stephen BoyleVisiting Researcher
Stephen Boyle has worked as an economist for more than three decades and is the former chief economist of RBS.
Stephen is currently a Strategic Adviser to the Scottish Government’s Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board and an advisor to the David Hume Institute.
Stephen is a visiting researcher at the Fraser of Allander Institute.
Annmarie CampbellDepartment Manager
Annmarie works closely with the Head of Department ensuring operational excellence across the delivery of Strathclyde’s portfolio of teaching, research and knowledge exchange activities.
Allison CatalanoKnowledge Exchange Associate
Allison is a Knowledge Exchange Associate at the Fraser of Allander Institute.
She joined the Institute in 2022 while working on her MSc in Applied Economics at the University of Strathclyde, and has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Her research focuses on inequality, and in particular on disability, employment, and health.
Emma CongreveDeputy Director
Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow
Emma Congreve leads the Institute’s work on poverty, inequality and inclusive growth.
Emma was previously a senior economist at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and an economic adviser within the Scottish Government. Emma is an expert in economic policy relating to low income households. She also has a background in local government finance and environmental and agricultural economic policy.
Kevin ConnollyChancellor’s Fellow
Kevin is a Chancellor’s Fellow in the Department of Economic with a focus on the use of regional economic models for policy analysis.
Areas of interest include; energy and climate change, poverty and tourism.
Ben CooperKnowledge Exchange Associate
Ben is a Knowledge Exchange Associate at the Fraser of Allander Institute working across a number of projects areas.
He has a Masters in Economics from the University of Edinburgh, and a degree in Economics from the University of Strathclyde.
His main areas of focus are on social care and the economics related to the criminal justice system. He also has experience in business survey design and dissemination; a host of commissioned research projects for private, public and third sector organisations; and, economic modelling.
Ciara CrummeyKnowledge Exchange Assistant
Ciara is a Knowledge Exchange Assistant at the Fraser of Allander Institute.
She has recently completed an MSc in Applied Economics at the University of Strathclyde and has a first-class Honour’s degree in Economics and Finance with international study from the University of Strathclyde.
Ciara’s research interests primarily lie in inequalities, education and health. She has also worked on trade, transport and renewables and climate change. Ciara also regularly contributes to key FAI analysis including the quarterly Economic Commentary and the Scottish Business Monitor.
Sharada supports the Institute’s projects which develop new economic indicators and statistics or require time series data analysis.
She has expertise in analysing interdependencies between countries/regions and developing different modelling techniques (including Bayesian methods) and frameworks to inform policymaking. She has undertaken work for the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence. Previously, Sharada worked as a Consultant and PhD Trainee for the European Central Bank, modelling the impact of macroprudential policies.
Geoffroy Duparc-PortierResearch Associate
Geoff is a Research Associate in the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI).
His research expertise is in Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) modelling. Geoff’s research interests are in applied trade, energy and labour market topics.
Currently, Geoff is working on distributional policy and trade research using multi-region models and applied microeconometrics labour market research.
Gioele FigusSenior Lecturer
Gioele is a senior lecturer in economics at the University of Strathclyde.
Gioele is specialised in the development and application of Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models for policy analysis. He is generally interested in regional macroeconomics and on the impact of regional policies on the wider economy.
Gioele is currently focussed on the impact of energy, tourism, fiscal and trade policies.
Calum FoxKnowledge Exchange Associate
Calum is an Associate Economist at the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI) and a Researcher at the Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy (CITP).
He regularly contributes to key FAI publications like the quarterly Economic Commentary and the Scottish Business Monitor, as well as lectures on Strathclyde’s Applied Economics Master’s programme. At the CITP, Calum specialises in trade modelling, with a particularly focus on the distributional impacts of trade.
Calum holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Edinburgh.
Brodie GillanKnowledge Exchange Assistant
Brodie is an Assistant Economist at the Fraser of Allander Institute.
She recently completed an MSc in Applied Economics at the University of Strathclyde and has a first-class Honour’s degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Glasgow.
Brodie has previously completed an Economics Futures Work Placement at the Institute and has also worked as a parliamentary researcher within the Scottish Parliament.
David JackStatistician (Seconded)
David Jack joined the Fraser of Allander Institute in January 2023 on a part-time secondment from Research Data Scotland.
He has worked in a range of analytical positions across the public sector, primarily as a statistician. His role is focussed on supporting the Institute’s programme of research looking at the lives of people with a learning disability.
David sits on the Crohn’s & Colitis UK Evidence and Insight Advisory Board, and he has a strong background in education and skills analysis through his previous work at both the Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland.
Chirsty McFadyenKnowledge Exchange Associate
Chirsty is a knowledge exchange associate at the Fraser of Allander Institute where she primarily works on projects related to poverty and inequality.
Chirsty is also a PhD student at the University of Strathclyde affiliated with the Fraser of Allander Institute and part-funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Her PhD research focuses on the experiences of low-paid workers and the links between low-paid work and poverty.
Peter became Emeritus Professor of Economics in June 2015, and was appointed as (part-time) Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute from September 2015. In the 30 months to end May 2015 he had been the Director of the International Public Policy Institute, and prior to that had served several terms as Head of Department of Economics, Director and Research Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI).
Peter’s current research interests include the impact of fiscal autonomy on the Scottish and UK economies, and modelling energy-economy-environment interdependence.
Stuart McIntyreHead of Research
Stuart McIntyre is a Professor in the Department of Economics, and Head of Research at the Fraser of Allander Institute. He is a Faculty Research Affiliate at the Regional Research Institute at West Virginia University.
Stuart has research interests in applied economics, regional and spatial economics.
Kate MilneKnowledge Exchange Assistant
Kate is a Knowledge Exchange Assistant at the FAI working across a number of project areas.
Kate is currently studying for her MSc in Economics at the University of Edinburgh and has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Strathclyde. She is also the Outreach Coordinator at the Women in Economics Initiative which aims to encourage equal opportunity and improve representation in the field.
Her research interests include development, health and gender economics.
João SousaDeputy Director
Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow
João is Deputy Director and Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute. Previously, he was a Senior Fiscal Analyst at the Office for Budget Responsibility, where he led on analysis of long-term sustainability of the UK’s public finances and on the effect of economic developments and fiscal policy on the UK’s medium-term outlook.
Hannah RandolphEconomic and Policy Analyst
Hannah is an Associate at the Fraser of Allander Institute.
She specialises in applied social policy analysis with a focus on income, poverty, and inequality. Hannah’s previous work includes analysis of household time use, the future of global care work, land rights, and migration in developing countries.
Find out more about Hannah.
Mairi leads on the Institute’s work with various partners, including those in business, the public and third sector. She is regularly asked to give evidence on economic and fiscal matters at Parliamentary Committees.
Previously, Mairi was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Scottish Fiscal Commission and the Head of National Accounts at the Scottish Government, and has over a decade of experience working in different areas of statistics and analysis.
Kathleen TyrrellKnowledge Exchange & Research Support
Kathleen provides support for KE, research and external engagement activities.
Kathleen also provides support for Economics Futures and the Strathclyde Applied Economics Centre for Doctoral Training.
Jack WilliamsonKnowledge Exchange Assistant
Jack is part of the Knowledge Exchange Team at the Fraser of Allander Institute.
Jack received a First-Class Honours undergraduate degree from the University of Strathclyde winning the dissertation prize and the Sir Charles Carter prize for performance in undergraduate economics. He has recently completed his MSc in Applied Economics with distinction.
His recent work with the institute has focussed on economic accounts, economic modelling, and renewable energy.
The Fraser of Allander Institute is supported by an independent advisory board that that helps to oversee the work priorities of the research centre. The board is comprised of a number of highly respected figures, many of whom have made major contributors to debates on Scottish economic and fiscal issues over the years.
- Professor Andrew Goudie – Special Adviser to the Principal & Vice Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde and former Chief Economic Adviser at The Scottish Government (Chair)
- Professor David Bell – Professor of Economics, University of Stirling
- Dr Gary Gillespie – Chief Economic Adviser, The Scottish Government
- Professor John Kay – Professor of Economics, LSE and Fellow, St John’s College, Oxford
- Dame Susan Rice – Chair of the Scottish Fiscal Commission, President of SCDI and former CEO of Lloyds TSB Scotland and Director of the Bank of England
- Professor Frances Ruane – Former Director of the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin and Member, Council of Economic Advisers, Scotland
- Dr Jim Walker – Asianomics, Founder and Chief Economists, Hong Kong
- Professor Martin Weale – Professor of Economics, King’s Business School and former member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee