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Personal Statement

Allison is an economist at the Fraser of Allander Institute. She joined the FAI in 2022 while working towards her MSc in Applied Economics. She also has a BA in Mathematics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She previously undertook a fellowship in the Scottish Parliament centred on the employment of disabled people in Scotland.

Her research focuses on socioeconomic inequality, health, labour, and subnational data.

Research Interests

Her research focuses on inequality in Scotland, with special focuses in employment, labour market policy, and health. Her past projects involve researching employability programmes, health inequality, environmental inequality, and poverty dynamics. She has also worked in trade modelling in Northern Ireland, and on projects related to subnational data availability and comparability.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Economics, University Of Strathclyde

Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, University of Colorado

External positions

Fellow, Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe)

5 Jun 202331 Jan 2024


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