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- 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.
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.
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|
|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|