Sasha Leigh is ESRC's Strategic Lead for the Work, Education and Skills research portfolio. Her role oversees the development and commissioning of a wide range of initiatives across the areas of work, enterprise and productivity, management and business studies, education and skills. Many of these involve working in partnership with government departments and agencies, business and industry, and other national and international funders. Sasha's team is responsible for taking forward key priority research themes in Productivity, Future of Work and Educational Outcomes and also manages a number of investments under the Global Challenges Research Fund and the Strategic Priorities Fund.