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Speaker Biography

Dr Paul Sissons

Dr Paul Sissons
Dr Paul Sissons joined The Work Foundation from the Institute for Employment Studies where he worked as a Research Fellow on a range of public policy evaluations. He has also worked at the University of Dundee on research into sickness benefit trends and housing market change. Paul holds a PhD from University College, London where his thesis was a comparative study of the longer-term impacts of past regional de-industrialisation in the UK and the USA.

Paul’s research interests and experience are particularly around long-term unemployment and worklessness; labour market disadvantage; integrating employment and skills policy; and the impact of welfare to work reforms. Paul is leading our work on labour market polarisation for the bottom ten million programme.