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About Ruby

Ruby Dickson is a graduate student and researcher in Economics. Before coming to Oxford, Ruby worked in the US as a strategy consultant specialising in health care. She joined the GO Lab as an intern, and is now a research assistant focusing on the definition, usage, and measurement of social impact, social value, and value for money. 

Ruby is a part of the Economic Research team at the GO Lab. She is especially interested in the different ways public, private, and third sector organisations can create and measure social value. She investigates how their particular perspectives, incentives, and strengths can change the nature of impact implementation. 

In addition to research work at the GO Lab, Ruby is involved in efforts to align various institutional conceptions of social value, to improve communication across the sector. Separately, her own academic research investigates the extent to which government-provided social protection programmes can reduce poverty in the developing context. She works to combine data, theory, and practical experience to maximise the impact of these initiatives.