Dr. Faiza Shaheen is the Program Head for the Inequality and Exclusion Grand Challenge of the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies.
Faiza is an economist, writer, activist and commentator. She is the author of a range of materials and publications covering the most salient social and economic debates of our times, including inequality, austerity, immigration, youth unemployment and social mobility. Faiza has over 15 years of experience researching the trends and consequences of inequality, as well as designing policies and campaigns to address the causes of inequality at its root. She is also currently a visiting professor in practice at the London School of Economics and Political Science's International Inequalities Institute. Previous jobs include Director of the Centre for Labour & Social Studies in London UK, a leading trade union-backed think tank, the Head of Inequality and Sustainable Development at Save the Children UK, and Senior Researcher on economic inequality at the New Economics Foundation. In 2017, Faiza was named the Observer Rising Star for Campaigning, nominated as Asian Woman of the Year and included in the Top 100 Influencers on the Left list in the UK.
She has a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from St John’s College, Oxford University, and both an MSc in Research Methods & Statistics and a PhD from the University of Manchester.