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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

I am a micro economist with 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 on schooling efficiency outcomes among young children in rural Tanzania, using a comprehensive longitudinal dataset.

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Research Summary

At the IGH, I work with multi-disciplinary teams on the economic evaluation of innovative community based health interventions that aim to improve maternal and child health as well as children's nutrition, growth and development in low- and middle-income countries. I am currently working across several research sites in India, Pakistan, Mozambique, Kenya and Papua New Guinea. 

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

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 (2014-2016)

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

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

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

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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