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NERI Staff

Dublin

  • Tom Healy, Director NERITom Healy - Director

    Tom Healy is Director of the Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI). Tom has previously worked in the Economic and Social Research Institute, the Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the National Economic and Social Forum and the Department of Education and Skills.

    He holds a PhD (economics and sociology) from UCD. His research interests have included the impact of education and social capital on well-being.

  • Tom McDonnell profileTom McDonnell - Senior Economist

    Tom McDonnell is Senior Economist at the NERI and is responsible for among other things the NERI's analysis of the Republic of Ireland economy including risks, trends and forecasts. He specialises in economic growth theory, the economics of innovation, the Irish and European economies, and fiscal policy. He previously worked as an economist at TASC and before that was a lecturer in economics at NUI Galway and at DCU. He has also taught at NUI Maynooth

    Tom obtained his PhD in economics from NUI Galway. He is a native of Limerick city.

    Contact: Tom.McDonnell@NERInstitute.net

  • paul-goldrick-kellyPaul Goldrick-Kelly - Research Assistant

    Paul Goldrick-Kelly is a research assistant at the NERI who’s work to date has looked at the possible financial impacts demographic change may have on broad areas of the public service.


    He is a graduate of University College Dublin with a HDIP and MA in Economic Science.

  • louisa-gavinLouisa Gavin - Administrator

    Louisa Gavin is the administrator for NERI and has over twenty years’ experience in the trade union movement, and brings extensive project, event and budget management to NERI. Louisa has particular experience in senior administration and has training in communications, social media, adult education and caring.

  • Ciarán Nugent - Research Intern

    Ciarán Nugent is a research intern at the Nevin Economic Research Institute. He is currently working on a number of projects relating to the Irish and European labour markets. Ciarán previously worked as a teaching assistant in Political Science in Trinity College Dublin and as a tutor in Economics in NUI Maynooth. He graduated with an MA in Economics and BA in International Politics from NUI Maynooth.

Belfast

  • paul-mcflynnPaul Mac Flynn - Senior Economist

    Paul Mac Flynn is a senior economist at the NERI specialising in the Northern Ireland Economy.

    He is a graduate of University College Dublin with a BA in Economics and Politics and the University of Bristol with an MSc in Economics and Public Policy, specialising in the economic impacts of political devolution in the UK.

    Having previously worked in financial services he is now based with NERI in Belfast.

  • lisa-wilsonLisa Wilson - Research Assistant

    Lisa Wilson is a research officer at the Nevin Economic Research Institute. Her main research interests lie in the areas of income distribution, poverty, public expenditure, living standards and well-being.

    Lisa is keen to continue to conduct research examining the impact of economic and social policy both at macro- and micro-economic levels. Furthermore, she is interested in exploring ways in which economic and social inequalities can be reduced and in developing policy recommendations to these ends. Lisa has previously worked on numerous short-term research projects within the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queens University, Belfast. She also taught extensively across sociology (and in particular quantitative methods) and social policy degree programs.

    Lisa has just recently completed her PhD in Sociology titled ‘Income inequality and well-being in the United Kingdom’ which she carried out in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queens University, Belfast. 

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