Review team

 The Review team includes seven core members of staff with expertise in economics and public policy and two experts who advise the  Review on the scientific and microeconomics matters at play.

Hala Audi – Head of the Review Team
Hala heads the Review team, on secondment from HM Treasury. Before joining the UK civil service, Hala was an international arbitration lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and London, advising clients in a range of industries including energy, construction and financial services. Hala studied law in Paris and at Columbia University Law School and public administration at the Kennedy School of Government and the LSE.

Jeremy Knox – Deputy Head of the Review Team
Jeremy joins the Review team on secondment from the UK Department of Health, where he was most recently the private secretary to the Director General of Public Health and International Health. Prior to joining the Department of Health, Jeremy worked in the NHS as a member of its Graduate Management Training Scheme. He recently completed a master’s degree in health policy at Imperial College London.  

Will Hall – Senior Policy Advisor
Will joins the Review team from HM Treasury, where he most recently led the work on the Scottish Referendum in the office of Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to HM Treasury. After graduation Will worked in an investment bank, before moving to HM Treasury as a Policy Advisor, working first in the Tax group, and then in Financial Stability, implementing structural reforms to the UK banking sector.

Anthony McDonnell – Head of Economic Research
Anthony recently finished a master’s degree in public and economic policy at the London School of Economics, where his dissertation assessed the effect electoral competition had on the quality of services in UK local government. He has previously worked on a project for the Greater London Authority analysing how shale gas could impact the UK’s gas prices and how this in turn might impact London’s green energy plans. He has also worked as an assistant editor for LSE’s review of books blogs as well as undertaking several different research roles within the LSE. Before moving to London in 2012 Anthony spent eight months living and working in rural Malawi.

Anjana Seshadri - Policy Advisor
Anjana recently graduated from the London School of Economics with a Masters in Public Administration, where her focus was on international development particularly in health in developing countries. Prior to this, she completed a Master’s in Environmental Studies and a Bachelor’s in Microbiology from India. She has internship experience in a variety of organisations including corporate, government and non-profits, working primarily in the field of health and environment in India.

James Mudd - Team Coordinator
James shares the role of Team Coordinator with Nehanda Truscott-Reid. He studied Biochemistry at the University of Durham and has a background as a PA to Executives in the Healthcare and Not-for-Profit sectors. He was formerly PA to the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and has a keen interest in science and event management.

Nehanda Truscott-Reid – Team Coordinator 
Nehanda shares the role of Team Coordinator with James Mudd. She has a background of administration and project management gained across corporate organisations including London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG), during the 2012 Olympics, and more recently from a smaller charity organisation which helped disadvantaged young people gain places at the UK’s most selective universities.

Flavio Toxvaerd - Economic Advisor
Flavio Toxvaerd is a University Lecturer (with tenure) at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge and a fellow of Clare College. He is also a Research Affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. His main research interests include microeconomic theory, game theory, industrial organization, corporate finance and economic epidemiology. He has taught courses on these and other subjects at all levels. His research has been published in the Journal of Economic Theory, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control and Journal of Theoretical Biology. Outside of academia, he has acted as a consultant for both the private and public sectors.

Neil Woodford - Scientific Advisor
Professor Neil Woodford is seconded for one day a week from Public Health England where he is Head of the Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections (AMRHAI) Reference Unit. He is an Honorary Professor at Queen Mary University of London and University College London, and a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London. He has worked on antimicrobial resistance for three decades and has co-authored over 300 publications and edited three books on this subject. A Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, he was an Editor of the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy for ten years, is on the Editorial Board of Microbial Drug Resistance, and sits on many national and international committees relating to antimicrobial resistance.

The team is hosted by the Wellcome Trust whose staff contribute a wealth of experience and knowledge to the team, in addition to a seconding member of staff on a part time basis.

Olivia Macdonald - AMR Analyst
Olivia is seconded for one day a week from the Wellcome Trust’s Investment division, where she is part of the Direct Private Investments team. Prior to joining Wellcome in 2011, she worked at Goldman Sachs.