Paul Adams directs IPA's Consumer Protection Research Initiative. The Initiative collaborates with policymakers, providers, and civil society to develop new approaches that enhance consumer protection. Prior to joining IPA, Paul has over a decade of experience in financial regulation and research. Paul co-founded the Behavioural Economics and Data Science Unit at the UK Financial Conduct Authority, before helping the Dutch Authority for Financial Markets develop a Research Strategy. Paul is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics Department for Psychology and Behavioural Science. He has a BSc in Economics and an MSc in Development Economics, both from Manchester University.