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Mr David Hayes


David is a highly-experienced social scientist and senior researcher, specialising in quantitative methodology, research evaluation and analysis. He has extensive experience of analysing large-scale survey data, using a range of techniques including multilevel modelling and cluster analysis, and has particular expertise in evaluations, logistic regression analysis and the design, implementation and analysis of quantitative surveys.

David teaches on the Environmental Policy and Management MSc course, having designed and implemented a course that has been an integral part of the programme since its inception in 2011. David leads two courses on the Advanced Quantitative Methods MSc Programme, on Social Research Methods and Advanced Mathematical Programming. David is also active on the undergraduate curriculum, as well as supervising numerous dissertation students and running fieldtrips, and is generally involved in all aspects of the Department's teaching programme.

His current primary fields of research include the links between mental wellbeing and debt, financial education, and the financial and wider wellbeing and quality of life among the older population. David has co-authored a number of reports and papers, including recent projects for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; the Money Advice Service; Citizens Advice; and the Trades Union Congress. He has acted as a consultant to OECD, and been invited to speak at internationally renowned events to share his expertise.