The Programme Director is Michael Trickey (TrickeyM@cardiff.ac.uk). As well as being the Programme Director he is also the Wales Adviser to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, a leading social policy think-tank. Michael is a former civil servant and arts manager.
Research Associate Dr Daria Luchinskaya. She is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, and has a background in economics, area studies, and employment research. She is particularly interested in public services provision, education, and the labour market.
Research Assistant Joseph Ogle. Prior to joining WPS2025 he worked as a research economist at the Reserve Bank of India and as an economic consultant in Myanmar. Joseph is based in Cardiff at Cardiff University Business School.
Programme Co-ordinator Frances Riggs. She has worked in various companies and charities in an administrative capacity.