Hayley James

Hayley James is a post-doc researcher at University College Dublin. Hayley’s research interests concern anthropological and sociological perspectives on money, finance and value, and how they intersect with ageing and the lifecourse. Her Thesis, completed at the University of Manchester, examined the impact of automatic enrolment into workplace pensions in the UK on individual decision making using a qualitative research methodology (entitled Connecting Policy with the Personal: UK pension reforms and individual financial decision making). Her work was collaboratively sponsored by the Pensions Policy Institute, who published reports on her research findings on Threshold Adults, which discusses how young people put off pension saving until they feel established in adult life and engagement pathways in workplace pension saving . The first academic article from her thesis, which considers how people make decisions about later life, has been published in the Journal of Ageing Studies, with further articles forthcoming.