Gemma Wright

Position: Research Director
Institution: Southern African Social Policy Research Institute

Gemma Wright is Research Director of the Southern African Social Policy Research Institute. She is also a Professor Extraordinarius at the Archie Mafeje Research Institute at the University of South Africa (UNISA); a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford; a Research Associate at the Institute of Social and Economic Research at Rhodes University (RSA); and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for International Education, University of Sussex. Her research interests include the definition and measurement of poverty, child poverty, small area level analysis of deprivation, and social security policy including tax and benefit microsimulation.