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Dr Neha Batura
Institute of Child Health, UCL
30 Guilford Street
  • Research Associate
  • Institute for Global Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Research Groups
Research Summary

I am a micro economist with over 8 years of experience studying the development of human capital ; poverty and inequality; and the relationship between the two in low- and middle-income countries. I read for a MSc in Economics from Development from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Economics from the University of London. My PhD thesis examined the socio-economic determinants and impact of long-term undernutrition among young children in rural Tanzania, using a comprehensive longitudinal dataset. 

At the IGH, I work with multi-disciplinary teams on the economic evaluation of innovative community based health interventions that aim to improve in child health, nutrition, growth and development in low- and middle-income countries. I am currently working across four sites in India, Pakistan, Mozambique and Uganda. My current work is primarily focussed on the economic evaluation of these community based health interventions; women's agency and capability; the relationship between poverty, inequality and health outcomes; and the strengthening of human resources for health. 

Teaching Summary

Quantitative Methods for Economists for 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students (SOAS, 2009-2011).

Research Methods in Action: Quantitative Analysis for postgraduate students at the UCL Institute for Global Health (2012-2013)

Economic Evaluation for postgraduate students at the UCL Institute for Global Health (2013- present)

Key Principles for Health Economics for postgraduate students at the UCL Institute for Global Health (2014- present)

Health Economics and Financing: Achieving Equitable Results for Children delivered by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for UNICEF staff (2015)

JUL-2011 – NOV-2011 Research Assistant ICH- Centre for International Health and Development UCL, United Kingdom
2009 – 2011 Graduate Teaching Assistant Department of Economics SOAS, United Kingdom
2008 – 2011 Research Assistant Oxford Department of International Development University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2013 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Economics School of Oriental and African Studies
2006 MSc Master of Science – Economics University of Oxford
2005 BA Bachelor of Arts – Economics University of Mumbai
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