Laurence Roope joined the Health Economics Research Centre in January 2013, after completing a PhD in Economics at the University of Manchester. He also holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Durham and an MSc in Econometrics from the University of Manchester. Laurence’s research interests lie broadly within development economics and health economics, with particular interests in poverty, inequality and human capital. Much of his work has involved developing and analysing indicators of societal wellbeing and deprivation. He is especially interested in the relationship between economic growth and inequality, and how to make economic growth more inclusive. His work on global inequality was featured in the United Nations Human Development Report 2016. He also has a major interest in the economics of antimicrobial resistance and pandemics.