CHASM Annual Conference 2023

Friends House - Euston - London
Tuesday 20 June 2023 (11:00-16:00)

Helen Harris


Fostering financial resilience and wellbeing: what does it take, and who is responsible? 

Recent macro-economic shocks such as Brexit, Covid 19 and the Ukraine war are having a detrimental impact on the financial wellbeing of low-income households and vulnerable groups, while more longstanding inequalities like the gender pension gap and low take up of financial products among some ethnic groups remain equally important issues. The ability to deal with income fluctuations, recover quickly from financial shocks, and secure future financial security is increasingly essential against this backdrop of growing economic uncertainty and declining public provision.

This year’s conference shines a light on financial resilience and wellbeing. We raise critical questions about the suitability and effectiveness of individualised solutions (e.g. through savings schemes, affordable credit, cash flow management and education) and on where the balance of responsibility should lie between state, market and individual.

Join CHASM, alongside distinguished keynote speakers Professor Tom Shapiro (Brandeis University, Massachusetts), Michelle Highman (Chief Executive, The Money Charity) and the Finance Innovation Lab, to discuss and exchange ideas on these highly topical issues and learn about our most recent research on financial resilience and wellbeing.

CHASM Conference 2023 Agenda

10.00am CHASM PGR & ECR Network pre-conference meet up, Carl Packman, CHASM 

11.00am Conference start

  • Welcome and Introduction, Dr Louise Overton, Director of CHASM
  • Professor Adele Atkinson, CHASM
  • Dr Ellie Suh, CHASM
  • The Finance Innovation Lab
  • Panel Discussion and questions 


  • Michelle Highman, Chief Executive, The Money Charity
  • Dr Özlem Ögtem -Young, CHASM
  • Panel Discussion and questions
  • Professor Tom Shapiro, Brandeis University Massachusetts
  • Final comments and close

4pm End of Conference