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John Poole

Research student

John came to Cardiff University in September 2018 after previously studying at Swansea University at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Research interests

Main research interests

  • Subjective wellbeing
  • The economics of disability
  • Labour economics



BS2547 British Economy


Exploring the impact of disability onset on individual wellbeing in the UK

This project will examine how disability onset affects the subjective wellbeing of working-aged individuals in the UK and how this changes over time.

There will be an additional focus on how disability onset affects the wellbeing of the spouses and children of the disabled individual, which is much less explored in the current literature.

The project is in collaboration with the charity Disability Rights UK and the main aim is to provide them with up-to-date nationally representative evidence to directly inform public policy in relation to social and economic exclusion of disabled persons and their family.  

Funding source

Economic and Social Research Council

Melanie Jones

Professor Melanie Jones

Professor of Economics, Deputy Section Head - Research, Innovation and Engagement

Ezgi Kaya

Dr Ezgi Kaya

Lecturer in Economics

Victoria Wass

Professor Victoria Wass

Emerita Professor