Research Advisory Board 

The work of Open For Business is supported by a Research Advisory Board, which provides ongoing guidance and feedback, and helps to ensure the economic case for LGBT+ inclusion is comprehensive and up to date.


M.V. Lee Badgett

Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Williams Distinguished Scholar at the Williams Institute; Faculty Director of the Center for Employment Equity; Author of studies on the economic costs of homophobia.

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Felicity Daly DrPH

Researcher, “Strong in Diversity - Bold on Inclusion“ Project

Former Global Research Program Coordinator, OutRight Action International; Honorary Research Fellow, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society at LaTrobe University, Australia.

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Suen Yiu Tung

Founding Director of Sexualities Research Program, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Assistant Professor of Gender Studies; Author of studies on LGBT+ issues in Asia, including business and workplace contexts.

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Matteo Winkler

Professor of Law, HEC Paris

Teaches diversity and inclusion. Member of non-profit association Avvocatura per i Diritti LGBTI – Rete Lenford, which led important anti-discrimination lawsuits before Italian courts.

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Paul Jansen

Senior Advisor for Global Advocacy, OutRight Action International

Worked as International Consultant from Sitges, Spain, mainly on organisational and strategic reviews for LGBTIQ organisations and networks, as well as key population networks working on HIV issues.

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Dr Vivienne Ming

Cognitive neuroscience faculty member of Singularity University; Co-Founder of Socos Lab

Theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and author who is frequently featured in The Financial Times, The Atlantic, Quartz and The New York Times; Speaks regularly on AI-driven research into inclusion and gender in business; Former visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience.

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Pawel Adrjan

Economist, Indeed

Research Fellow at Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford; Economist with international experience in the finance and technology sectors; Researches global labour market trends.

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