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Lauren Wilkinson


Lauren joined the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) in September 2016 as a Policy Researcher, before being promoted to Senior Policy Researcher in January 2019. She is passionate about innovation in the pensions industry, especially where it can lead to improved outcomes for individuals and a fairer/more equal system.

During her career at the PPI Lauren has produced research on a range of topics, including Defined Benefit, consumer engagement, pension freedoms and Collective Defined Contribution. Since 2020 Lauren has led research on the annual DC Future Book and the Underpensioned Index.

Lauren also regularly writes columns in many trade publications and can often be heard providing comments or content for radio programmes always from the PPI’s independent perspective. She has presented at many external events on a plethora of subjects relating to financial aspects of funding later life.

In her free time, she enjoys music, playing guitar & piano and is also part of a pop choir.

Prior to joining the PPI, Lauren achieved an undergraduate Masters in Politics and Philosophy at the University of Glasgow, followed by a Masters in Public Administration and Public Policy at the University of York.

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