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 part of the knowledge exchange team, which means connecting academia to the public and to government. He has a Masters in Applied Economics, a degree in Mathematics, Statistics & Economics and is experienced in working on a wide range of projects for public and private sector clients.
His interests primarily lie in economic policy, analysis and modelling as well as ensuring his work is highly impactful.
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
As Department Manager Economics – Fraser of Allander Institute Annmarie work closely with the Head of Department ensuring operational excellence across the delivery of Strathclyde’s portfolio of teaching, research and knowledge exchange activities.
Emma CongreveKnowledge 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.
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 business survey design and dissemination, a host of commissioned research projects for private, public and third sector organisations, and he also conducts work at the nexus of crime and health-related economics.
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.
David EiserSenior Knowledge Exchange Fellow
David has led the Institute’s work on Fiscal Policy since 2016 and has been an Adviser to the Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Constitution Committee since August 2016.
His research interests are in the economics of devolved finances, labour markets and inequality. Previously he worked at the University of Stirling and was a Fellow of the Centre on Constitutional Change at the University of Edinburgh.
Gioele is a 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 Assistant
Calum is part of the Knowledge Exchange Team at the Fraser of Allander Institute.
Recently, Calum completed his MSc in Economics at the University of Edinburgh, having previously achieved a first-class Honour’s degree in Economics and Finance at the University of Strathclyde.
Calum’s research interests primarily lie in economic policy, environmental economics and sustainable development.
Adam McGeochKnowledge Exchange Associate
Adam is an economist at the FAI who works closely with FAI partners and specialises in business analysis. Adam’s research typically involves an assessment of business strategies and policies on economic, societal and environmental impacts.
Adam also co-leads the FAI’s quarterly economic commentary.
Additionally, Adam is the Project Coordinator for Economic Futures.
Adam lectures on the Economics of Inequality and Inclusive Growth, Regional Development Policy and Professional Development for Economists (PDE) courses (Strathclyde’s Applied Economics MSc).
Also, Adam supervises MSc. dissertations.
Chirsty McFadyenResearch Assistant
Chirsty is a research assistant 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 Senior Lecturer 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.
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.
Rob WattsKnowledge Exchange Associate
Rob joined the Institute in 2019, working in the knowledge exchange team whilst completing his MSc in Applied Economics at Strathclyde University.
He has worked on a variety of projects involving trade analysis, modelling and business performance assessment.
In 2020, Rob joined the Institute full time to drive forward our project studying the economic outcomes for adults with learning disabilities in Scotland.
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