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Dr Mukdarut Bangpan
10 Woburn Square
20 Bedford Way
  • Associate Professor
  • IOE - Social Science
  • UCL Institute of Education

Dr Mukdarut Bangpan is an experienced researcher with particular interest in evaluations of social interventions, gender equality, gender analysis, livelihoods and well-being of children and women in developing countries, methodological development of research synthesis, and research impact. Her recent research focuses on access to health and education for migrants, sexual health decisions of young women, and mental health and psychological well-being of populations affected by humanitarian crises. She works with international partners building capacity in evidence synthesis with policy and academics in South East Asia region. She is a co- author of a practical guide to conduct rapid reviews to support decisions in health systems. She leads and conducts a wide range of systematic reviews (for example, a mixed-methods review, meta-analysis, realist review, qualitative synthesis) funded by Department for International Development (DFID), National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Department for Culture and Sport (DCMS), Wellcome Trust, Oxfam, the World Bank and the HM Treasury.


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Recent research projects

  • UCL Institute of Education International Engagement Funds for collaborative working with Faculty of Education (2019), Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, Principal Investigator
  • Co-producing evidence in migration, public health and human rights in Thailand, UCL Global Engagement Fund (2017-2018), Principal Investigator
  • Manufacturing Agribusiness and Services Evidence Gap Map, International Finance Corporation (IFC), The World Bank Group, 2017, Consultant
  • Support Group for a systematic review of the Indonesian Evidence, Innovation for Indonesia’s School Children (the Government of Indonesia and the Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade-DFAT), 2016, Principal Investigator
  • OXFAM/DFID; Systematic review of mental health and psychosocial support interventions (MHPSS) in humanitarian settings: a mixed-methods review, 2015-2016, Principal Investigator
  • DFID Support Group to Manage Systematic Reviews, 2015-2017, DFID,  Co-Principal Investigator and programme manager
  • DFID Support Group to Manage Systematic Reviews of Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence on the Impact of Microfinance in South Asia, DFID-India and the South Asia Research Hub (SARH), 2014-2015, Principal Investigator
  • Capacity strengthening for systematic reviewing in South Asia: Department for International Development. 2014 – 2016 Co-Principal Investigator

Teaching Summary

Mukdarut leads the international development module and online systematic review design and planning module at Department of Social Science, UCL Institute of Education. She teaches systematic review short courses and provides support to international research teams for carrying out systematic reviews in various topics including education, international development, health, and social policy.  She supervises MSc and PhD students who are interested in conducting research in evidence synthesis and/or international development issues.

Academic Background
2014 DPhil Doctor of Philosophy – Social Policy University of Oxford
2005 MSc Master of Science – Social Policy University of Oxford
1998 MBA Master of Business Administration – Financial Management Southern Ilinois University Carbondale
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