I am a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. I support senior academics in producing applied research
relating to regulated industries and competition policy. Core tasks include the analysis of survey datasets in STATA and co-ordinating the Centre for Competition Policy's responses to official
consultations and tenders. Since joining in September 2013 primary achievements have included (for details of publications go to 'Research Outputs' on the left hand menu):
(i) Designing and writing major sections of a successful bid for £0.5m in funding from the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) to investigate 'Equity and Justice in the Energy Market' over the
period 2016-18. I am leading 2 out of 7 research packages and have substantial input on 2 more research packages. This includes the day-to-day management of a Research Associate (RA).
(ii) Undertaking the research for a major project for the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) on 'Affordability of Utilities: Extent, Practice and Policy'. The significance of this research
led me to present to the Vulnerable Consumers Working Group of DG Ener at the European Commission in Brussels.
(iii) Co-ordinating and performing much of the analysis for a major investigation of the determinants of consumer switching behaviour in the UK's retail energy markets. This utilised
proprietary commercial data from Which? for over 100,000 individuals.
(iv) Co-ordinating the upload of 24 datasets (along with documentation) and 46 dataset records to the UK Data Archive. This included managing 3 Research Associates.
(v) Being the co-author of 16 consultation responses to public bodies.
(vi) Being a participant of a roundtable on the possible remedies of the Competition and Markets Authority's Energy Market Investigation chaired by the Secretary of State for Energy and
Climate Change, Amber Rudd MP.
Prior to joining CCP, I was awarded a PhD in Economics and worked as a Temporary Lecturer at the University of Essex in Colchester. I was a lecturer for the 3rd year undergraduate course "Theory
of Monopoly and Regulation" and for the 2nd year undergraduate course "Economics of Organisational Management".