Meet Our Team

Dr Stuart Murray

Software Developer

Stuart is a software engineer with a particular interest in data visualisation, and has worked in both academia and industry. His research at St Andrews included work in computational biology looking at models of social learning, and more recently work on global health projects such as the GRADE and the Arclight projects in the School of Medicine. His current role is in industry working on a variety of safety-critical software.

Mr Michael Masiya

Consultant-Public Economics

Michael is a consultant at the African Centre for Tax and Economic Studies (ACTES), with a strong background in public economics, tax policy, and econometrics. With several accolades and published works, Michael’s contributions to tax policy analysis have had significant impacts across Sub-Saharan Africa. His previous distinguished roles as Research Specialist at the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) and Senior Economist at the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) have further solidified his expertise in the field.

Dr Bernadette O’Hare

Team Leader

Dr O’Hare is a senior lecturer in Global Health. She is also a senior lecturer in Paediatrics and Child Health, College of Medicine, Malawi and consultant paediatrician. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), sits on the Working Group on Climate Change and chairs the International Strand.  She is lead champion for academia with the Scottish Government Global Citizenship programme.

Prof Stephen Hall

Team Leader

Professor Hall is an applied econometrician at the University of Leicester, a visiting professor at Pretoria University and formally held chairs at Imperial College and the London Business School.

He is a member of the executive Committee of the UN project LINK, an advisor to the Bank of Greece.

He has been a consultant to the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

He was an economic advisor at the Bank of England and a visiting senior research fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. He has published over 300 journal articles and 12 books. 

Rachel Etter-Phoya

Research Fellow

Rachel is a part time research assistant with the GRADE project and a senior researcher with the Tax Justice Network.  Rachels expertise is in cross border tax abuse and the impact this has on human rights. She has a particular interest in the extractive sector and its impact and potential for Africa. She was raised and lives in Lilongwe Malawi. 

Dr Marisol Lopez

Research Fellow 

Marisol is an honorary lecturer at the University of St Andrews. She received her PhD in Human Geography from the University of Dundee in 2020. Prior to this, she received her BSc in Behavioural Science from Abertay University and her MSc in Social Research Methods from the University of Dundee. Her research interests lie in global inequality, socio-economic determinants of health, and social justice.

Dr Eilish Hannah

Research Fellow

Eilish qualified from the University of St Andrews in 2011 with a BSc in medicine and from the University of Manchester with a MBChB in 2014. She finished her GP training September 2021 and worked as a medical demonstrator at the University of St Andrews during the academic year 2017-2018. She is currently working on the GRADE project looking in particular at bilateral impacts one country can have on another.