William D. Phillips

William D. Phillips
Senior Analyst


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


William Phillips (he/him) is a senior analyst at the RAND Corporation. Part of the Health & Wellbeing research group at RAND Europe, Phillips 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. Phillips recently worked on a project funded by the ESRC using qualitative and quantitative research methods to analyse some of the key determinants of poor mental health and productivity in the workplace. He also manages RAND’s Healthiest Workplace portfolio, a series of large-scale workplace surveys that ask about health, wellbeing and interventions in the workplace. Phillips 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.

Selected Publications

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

Hofman, Joanna, Susan Guthrie, Annemari de Silva, Lillian Flemons, Lucy Gilder, William D. Phillips, Natalie Picken, and Mann Virdee, Work and health research funding review (2015—2020), RAND Corporation (RR-A1164-1), 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


  • Workplace Well-Being

    COVID-19 Brings Opportunity to Reassess Work Policies

    As certain COVID-19 restrictions lift, and life for some begins to return to a “new normal,” employers may have the opportunity to rebuild work policies to better support those employees who want to continue working from home. This could produce well-being benefits for employees, without compromising on, and often increasing, productivity.

    Aug 11, 2020

    Employee Benefits