About Us

Simetrica-Jacobs is a research consultancy specialising in social impact measurement, policy evaluation and wellbeing analysis. We provide cutting-edge research and advice of highest levels of scientific rigour to governments, international organisations, and the private and not-for-profit sectors covering some of the most important and pressing areas of policy.

Dr. Daniel Fujiwara

Founding Director

Daniel Fujiwara is the founding director of Simetrica-Jacobs. He is an economist specialising in policy evaluation and social impact measurement and has over 15 years of experience working in government and in international organisations.

Helen Dunn

Associate Director

Helen Dunn manages the company’s projects and leads on engagement with clients. Helen is an experienced economist having previously worked as a senior economic adviser in government and more recently in economics consultancy…

Richard Houston

Associate Director

Richard Houston provides oversight of the company’s projects, managing and assuring outputs, leading on engagement with clients and business development. In addition, he specialises in quantitative methodology and interpretation…

Dr. Ricky Lawton

Associate Director

Ricky Lawton leads on economic valuation and impact evaluation research, including experimental design, econometric analysis, quantitative and qualitative survey design, managing a team of economists, data scientists…

Rt. Hon. Hazel Blears

Social Value Advisor

Hazel Blears provides strategic advice on using social value evidence in policy and business and also manages client relationships and inputs in to business development at Simetrica-Jacobs. Hazel has a long track record in local and national…

Dr Mary-Kathryn Adams

Head of Strategy

Mary-Kathryn (MK) leads on strategy development, business planning and innovation, client relationships and engagement and Simetrica-Jacobs’ qualitative work. With over ten years of experience investigating the intersection of evidence, policy…

Joanna Hart

Head of Finance

Kieran Keohane

Senior Economist

Kieran Keohane leads on Simetrica-Jacobs‘s work on subjective wellbeing analysis, wellbeing valuation and our social impact models such as the Social Value Bank…

Edward Dallas

Head of Product / Senior Economist

Edward Dallas manages and leads on policy evaluation and econometric projects and ensures correct interpretation and use of results by clients. He is also invovled in client relations and business development…

Dr. Neil Scott

Senior Econometrician

Neil is an applied econometrician, leading on our work in causal inference and data science. Prior to joining Simetrica-Jacobs, Neil completed his PhD in Economics at Royal Holloway College…

Chris Warner

Economist (Manager)

Chris Warner conducts econometric analysis and policy evaluation and supports the Senior Economist team in project delivery…

Augustin Lagarde

Economist (Manager)

Augustin Lagarde conducts econometric analysis and policy evaluation and supports the Senior Economists in project delivery…

Abigail Lyons

Economist

Abigail Lyons conducts economic and econometric analysis and supports the Senior Economists in project delivery…

Agnieszka Szydlowska

Economist

Agnieszka (Agnes) performs econometric analysis and conducts research in policy evaluation and microeconomics in support of the Senior Economists in project delivery…

Cem Maxwell

Economist

Cem Maxwell conducts econometric analysis, policy evaluation and supports the Senior Economists in project delivery. Prior to joining Simetrica-Jacobs, Cem worked in Istanbul…

Daniel Dass

Economist

Daniel Dass conducts econometric and economic analysis and supports the team in project delivery. Daniel holds a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge…

Dora Radosevic

Economist

Dora Radosevic conducts econometric analysis and policy evaluation and supports the Senior Economist team in project delivery…

Dr. Fatemeh Behzadnejad

Economist

Fatemeh Behzadnejad conducts econometric analysis and economic modelling with a focus on subjective wellbeing analysis…

Dr. Madeleine McKay Arber

Statistician & Behavioural Scientist

Madeleine McKay Arber conducts statistical and econometric analysis on a wide range of data sets as part of Simetrica-Jacobs‘s policy analysis work with a focus on…

Henry Maguire

Data Scientist

Henry Maguire brings knowledge of data capture, data management, analysis and use of visualisation techniques to the team and supports the economists with project delivery…

Ithai van Emmerik

Economist

Ithai van Emmerik conducts economic and econometric analysis and supports the Senior Economists in project delivery…

Jack Malde

Economist

Jack Malde conducts economic and econometric analysis and supports the Senior Economists in project delivery…

Peter O'Donovan

Economist

Peter O’Donovan conducts economic and econometric analysis and supports the Senior Economists in project delivery…

Sebastien Peytrignet

Econometrician

Sebastien Peytrignet conducts statistical and econometric analysis on a wide range of data sets as part of Simetrica-Jacobs‘s policy analysis work…

Silvia Nastasi

Economist

Silvia Nastasi conducts economic analysis and supports the team in project delivery. Before joining Simetrica-Jacobs

Simon Garforth-Bles

Economist

Simon Garforth-Bles conducts economic and econometric analysis and supports the Senior Economists in project delivery…

Nina Haliamalias

Office Manager

Nina Haliamalias undertakes the day-to-day management of the office, including project management and overseeing project delivery.