William D. Phillips

William D. Phillips

Senior Analyst


William Phillips (he/him) is a senior analyst at RAND Europe. Part of the Health & Wellbeing research group, Will has worked extensively on research and evaluation projects in the health and wellbeing arenas, for clients spanning the public, private and third sectors. His main area of interest is in mental health and psychosocial work dynamics. Recently, Will completed a portfolio of work funded by the ESRC looking at the key determinants of poor mental health and productivity in the workplace. He is currently working on two NIHR funded projects, one looking at the impact of HS2 on the mental health of local residents and the other evaluating the impact of recent investment into drug and alcohol treatment in England. Will holds an M.Phil. in economics from the University of Cambridge and a B.Sc. in mathematical economics and statistics from the University of Birmingham.


M.Phil. in economics, University of Cambridge; B.Sc. in mathematical economics and statistics, University of Birmingham

Selected Work

  • Stephanie Stockwell, Gemma-Claire Ali, Brandi Leach, William D. Phillips, Michael Whitmore, Evidence on the Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic on Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Health and Safety Executive, 2023
  • Phillips, William D., Eliane Dufresne, Marco Hafner, Martin Stepanek, Daniel Kotzen, Shaun Subel, and Christian Van Stolk, Employee Wellbeing, Work Behaviours and Work Outcomes in a Hybrid Work Context: A Study of the Relationship Between Work, Health and Performance Using Novel Workplace Data, RAND Corporation (RR-A2083-1), 2022
  • Phillips, William D., Barbara Janta, Daniel Gehrt, Lillian Flemons, Evangelos Gkousis, Sam Cole, Pamina Smith, and Marco Hafner, Poor indoor climate: Its impact on health and life satisfaction, as well as its wider socio-economic costs, RAND Corporation (RR-A1323-1), 2022
  • Phillips, William D., Michaela Bruckmayer, Children and Mental Health: Preventive Approaches to Anxiety and Depression, Publications Office of the European Union (EP-68496), 2021
  • Bousfield, Jennifer, William D. Phillips, Camilla d'Angelo, and Christian Van Stolk, Workplace financial wellbeing interventions for young workers: A review of the evidence and analysis of Britain's Healthiest Workplace (BHW) and Asia's Healthiest Workplace (AHW) surveys, RAND Corporation (RR-A839-1), 2021
  • Phillips, William D., Eliane Dufresne, Simon Larmour, and Elena Rosa Speciani, Benefits of Extracurricular Activities for Children: A Focus on Social Inclusion and Children from Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Backgrounds, Publications Office of the European Union (EP-68659), 2021
  • Hafner, Marco, Erez Yerushalmi, William D. Phillips, Jack Pollard, Advait Deshpande, Michael Whitmore, Francois Millard, Shaun Subel, and Christian Van Stolk, The economic benefits of a more physically active population: An international analysis, RAND Corporation (RR-4291-TVG), 2019
  • Maistrello, Giulia, Robert Donoghue, William Phillips, Avery Adams, Jessica Dawney, Eliane Dufresne, Fifi Olumogba, Richard Heron, Christian Van Stolk, and Nick Fahy, Feasibility Study for a What Works Centre for Safety, (RRA2792-1), 2023

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