Neave O'Clery is Associate Professor and Acting Director of Research at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College London where she leads a large inter-disciplinary research group focused on data-driven models for economic development and urban systems. She is also a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, as well as a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Mathematical Institute and an Oxford Martin Fellow. Her work spans a number of topics and fields including structural change and industrial development, economic complexity and evolutionary economic geography, the informal economy, urban mobility and segregation, and network science. She also works alongside a number of policy and government institutions ranging from city majors to global multi-laterals including the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Irish Department for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, the Development Bank of Latin American and the World Bank. She is the holder of a significant number of research grants as both principle and co-investigator, and co-author of over 30 publications including an influential review of Economic Complexity. Her work has been published in leading academic journals such as Nature Communications and Research Policy, as well as featured in national media. Neave was previously a Senior Research Fellow at the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford, and before this a Fulbright Scholar and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is founder and co-chair of the Oxford Summer School in Economic Networks, an annual multi-disciplinary school for over 100 postgraduate students. She holds a PhD (mathematics) from Imperial College, and was founder and Editor in Chief of Angle – a journal based at Imperial College focusing on the intersection of policy, politics and science – between 2009-2020.