Nigel is a Professor of Economics at Swansea University and deputy director of WELMERC (Welsh Labour Market Evaluation and Research Centre). He is an applied economist with a special interest in labour market and well-being considerations. He has a wealth of research and consultancy experience in the areas of labour economics and regional labour markets, economic development and inequalities, and educational attainment. Clients have included BP, Welsh Government, Welsh Development Agency, Equal Opportunities Commission and CEDEFOP (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training) amongst others.


Interview with Professor Nigel O’Leary, Swansea University

Professor Nigel O’Leary from Swansea University explains how his research on identity and civic divides in the UK explores the differential outcomes across marginalised groups within society. Much of the research is centred around three key identities: religious identity, sexual identity and those who have a long-term limiting illness or disability.

Nigel O’Leary Bio