Our core team are at the heart of our organisation, bringing together vast research expertise and professional services skills to deliver and promote our high quality applied research that influences public policies and organisational practices while empowering individuals.

David Shoesmith

Business Development Manager

0203 907 0713

Dr Ala’a Shehabi

Senior Researcher

0203 907 0719

Dr James Chandler

Research and Policy Analyst

0203 907 0716

Dr Zofia Bajorek

0203 907 0715

Helen Sheldon

0203 907 0721

Jenna Kerns

Research Assistant
0203 907 0718

Karen Steadman

Health, Wellbeing and Work Lead
0203 907 0722

Lesley Giles

0203 907 0720

Monica Andriescu

Research and Policy Analyst

0203 907 0714

Monika Ozdzynska

Executive Administrative Officer
0203 907 0711

Richard van ‘t Erve

Finance and Operations Manager
0203 907 0712


We are proud to work closely with a number of associates who share the values and vision of the Work Foundation. Our associates offer broad expertise from leadership and organisational development to economic and skills assessments. For enquiries about our associates, please contact

Antonella Cardone

European Projects Specialist

Dr Glenn Athey

Local Economic Policy Specialist

Dr Paul Sissons

Labour Market Specialist

Fernando Artigiano

Web Development Specialist

Francesca Froy

Labour Market and Local Economies Policy Specialist

Hannah Hope

Research Specialist

Heather Carey

Research & Strategy Specialist

Ian Brinkley


Ian Lawson

Leadership Development Specialist

Jacqui Lyttle

Health and Wellbeing Specialist

Jane Abraham

Health, Work and Wellbeing Specialist

Jane Sullivan

OD & HR Specialist

John Ingham

OD & HR Specialist

John Philpott


Julia Woodford

Employee Engagement Specialist

Ken Walsh

Economics and Labour Market Specialist

Linda Holbeche

OD & HR Specialist

Liz Cochrane

Employee Engagement Specialist

Maggie Smith

Leadership Development Specialist

Marianne Huggett

OD & HR Specialist

Marjory Mair

OD & HR Specialist

Mark Spilsbury

Economics and Labour Market Specialist

Nicola Mitchell

Knowledge Based Development Specialist

Peter Forbes

OD & HR Specialist

Peter Wall

Leadership Development Specialist

Professor Geraint Johnes

Economics and Labour Market Specialist

Professor Michael West

Organisational Psychologist

Professor Peter Totterdill

OD & HR Specialist

Rosemary Thomas

Research Specialist

Simon Fanshawe OBE

Diversity and Inclusion Specialist

Stephanie Scott-Davies

Communications Specialist


We collaborate with range of organisations across multiple sectors including corporate, government, academia, charitable and voluntary. To get involved, please get in touch with us.


We have a long and proud history of respected, independent, evidence-based research.  Through the lens of good work we focus on health and wellbeing, productivity and skills and the future of work.


Collectively, our staff and associates have considerable experience across a range of fields. Their methodological and practical expertise is a great asset to our working partnerships.