Branch Head - Workforce Strategy, Department of Health and Social Care
Policy Fellow Alum, Centre for Science and Policy
Ciarán Hayes works in the Strategy Unit of the Department of Health and Social Care. Prior to taking up this role in October 2014, he was Head of the Higher Education, Science and Innovation Branch at HM Treasury, where he led HM Treasury’s work on the expansion of the Small Business Research Initiative.
Before this, he worked at the Department for Education (DfE) as team leader for Sure Start & Early Intervention (2011-12) and Head of the Economic Analysis Unit (2010-11) working on the 2010 Spending Review. He spent the previous five years as a Fast Stream economist and then Economic Adviser at the DfE’s predecessor Departments (DCSF and DfES) working on policies such as school competition and choice, early years education and children’s policy, payment by results and social impact bonds.
Ciarán read Economics and Management at the University of Oxford before completing a Master's in European Social Policy at the London School of Economics.