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

Chief Executive Officer

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.

Richard Houston

Chief Operating Officer

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…

Helen Dunn

Director of Policy and Analysis

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…

Dr. Ricky Lawton

Director of Research and Analysis

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…

Dr Mary-Kathryn Adams

Director 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…

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

Principal 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…

Augustin Lagarde

Principal Economist

Augustin Lagarde conducts econometric analysis and policy evaluation and supports the Senior Economists in project delivery. Before joining Simetrica-Jacobs, Augustin worked at Bruegel as a…

Cem Maxwell

Senior 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…

Dr. Madeleine McKay Arber

Senior 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…

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…

Peter O'Donovan

Economist

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

Dr. Fatemeh Behzadnejad

Economist

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

Simon Garforth-Bles

Economist

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

Myriam Vriend

Graduate Economist

Myriam Vriend is a Graduate Economist, conducting economic and econometric analysis and supports the team in project delivery…

Ravi Talwar

Graduate Economist

Ravi Talwar is a Graduate Economist who supports on project delivery…

Caleb Hia

Graduate Economist

Caleb Hia is a Graduate Economist who supports the team 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.