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Suzanna Nesom

Ms Suzanna Nesom

Graduate Tutor

Cardiff Business School


I am an PhD student in Economics, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council in collaboration with Chwarae Teg, Wales' leading women's charity.

I'm an applied microeconomist who's interested in spatial and gender inequality. My research mainly focuses on regional differences in the Gender Pay Gap in Britain, although I am also interested in the impact of different national/devolved policies on gender labour market outcomes.

Alongside my PhD studies, I have also worked for the GW4 Pay Equality Consortium, researching the impact of Covid-19 on the Gender Pay Gap and written an evidence briefing on well-being and the impacts of Covid-19 and Brexit for Welsh public services to support them in conducting their well-being assessments as part of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act.  

I completed my MSc in Economics at Cardiff University, my MA in Contemporary European Studies at the University of Bath, Charles University (Prague) and the Humboldt University (Berlin), and my Undergraduate at the London School of Economics in Geography with Economics.

Previously, I worked at the Wales Centre for Public Policy, where I worked on a range of Welsh Government and Public Services assignments, including gender equality, loneliness and trade unions. I also completed a Blue Book Traineeship in the External Relations Section of the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels, where I worked on Trade Agreements and the accession of the Western Balkans to the EU, as part of the EU's legislative process.


Primary Research interests

  • Labour Economics
  • Feminist Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Public Policy

    Prior Publications

    O'Hagan, A. & Nesom, S. (Forthcoming). Watching the Neighbours: Gender Budgeting in Scotland and Wales. Public Money & Management Special Issue.

    Nesom, S. & MacKillop, E. (2020). What matters in the implementation of sustainable development policies? Findings from the Well-Bring of Future Generations (Wales) Act, 2015. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning.


    BS2547 British Economy

    BS1551 Microeconomics