Visiting and emeritus fellows

Professor Isobel Allen

Areas of research and expertise include: doctors' careers and the organisation of the medical workforce; family planning; terminations of pregnancy; teenage pregnancies; older people; interface between health and social care; health care of homeless people; community care; residential care of older people; evaluation; maternity services.


Mayer Hillman

Mayer’s research interests include: energy conservation; walking and cycling; road safety; climate change;  health promotion; quality of life issues; environmental and resource sustainability; green economics; children’s physical and social development; setting clocks forward.

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Professor Alan Marsh

Specialist in the use of large-scale survey research to study:

* the relationship between social and economic change and social policy, and
* the evaluation of social policy both in general and in quasi-experimental pilots.

Current studies concentrate on low-income families with children, lone parents, long-term unemployed and disabled people, determining the outcomes for family well-being of...

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Malcolm Rigg

Malcolm was Director of PSI from 2004 to September 2013. He led and taught extensively on the MRS-accredited Masters in Applied Market and Social Research. He was previously Managing Director of the British Market Research Bureau (BMRB). Before joining BMRB, he was Director of Research at COI Communications and has also been Head of Public Interest Research at Consumers’ Association (now Which?)....

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Dr Michael White

Michael White joined PSI in 1979 after working in industry and management research and teaching. In 1986 he founded the Employment Studies Group and was its Head until 1994.

His studies have included three national surveys of unemployment, and many evaluations of government labour market programmes, including the Restart Cohort Study, and the Macro evaluation of New Deal for...

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