CHASM International Fellows Scheme 2020
CHASM has completed two highly successful International Research Fellows schemes in the last two years in which we hosted a total of six fellows across 2018 and 2019. We recently advertised for interested, non-UK based, researchers to apply to become International Research Fellows of CHASM for 2020.
We had a large number of high quality applications from this call and awarded four Fellowships to the following individuals:
Dr Micheál Collins, Assistant Professor of Social Policy, School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, University College Dublin
Professor Federico Ferretti, Associate Professor in Economic and Financial Markets Law, Department of Sociology and Economic Law, University of Bologna, Italy
Dr Sarah Kuypers, Research Fellow, Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp, Belgium
- Dr Pushpa Wood, Director of Westpac Masset Financial Education Centre, University of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
The terms of this Fellowship include visiting the Centre in the UK for at least two weeks in summer of 2020 and providing a seminar, open for all to attend. Fellows are also asked to write a brief for our website on an aspect of their work aimed at the CHASM and develop a research project with a CHASM colleague over the next twelve months on a suitable topic of mutual interest.
Dr Sarah Kuypers is a Research Fellow at the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy of the University of Antwerp (Belgium). Her doctoral thesis was based on the joint distribution of income and wealth and how it can be introduced in the measurement and analysis of poverty, inequality and redistribution. She will be collaborating with CHASM to research pro-poor savings and asset-building policies as a potential future policy path in Europe, complementing existing social security provisions. Sarah’s CHASM Partner is Dr Lee Gregory.
Dr Pushpa Wood is the Director of Westpac Masset Financial Education Centre, University of New Zealand which has become more financially savvy by improving their knowledge, attitudes and behaviour towards money. Pushpa’s research with CHASM aims to identify how the unique circumstances of individual students impacts on their financial capability in the context of studying at university in New Zealand, Birmingham (UK) and Pretoria in South Africa. Pushpa’s CHASM Partner is Professor Andy Lymer.
Dr Micheál Collins is the Assistant Professor of Social Policy, School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice at University College Dublin. Micheál’s main research interests and publications are in the areas of income distribution, taxation, redistribution, economic evaluation and public policy. Micheál has used data from the latest Irish Household Budget Survey to update an indirect taxation model. He aims to develop a similar indirect taxation model for the UK during his time with CHASM, using data from the ONS Living Costs and Food Survey. Completing the model would facilitate some UK focused and comparative (UK-Ireland) considerations of social policy orientated tax research questions. Micheál's CHASM Partner is Professor Andy Lymer.
Professor Federico Ferretti
Professor Federico Ferretti is the Associate Professor in Economic and Financial Markets Law, Department of Sociology and Economic Law at the University of Bologna, Italy.Federico is Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “Consumers and SMEs in the Digital Single Market” (‘Digi-ConSME’) funded by the European Union (2019-2022). He is a qualified Lawyer of the High Courts of Italy. The aim of Michael’s research with CHASM is to analyse the extent to which Fintech contributes to financial inclusion and the protection afforded to consumers across Europe. Federico’s CHASM Partner is Professor Karen Rowlingson.