I am interested in the Economics of the Household, in how decisions about working for pay, spending or saving impact on individuals within the context of their household, in how inequalities and violence may arise within the household, and how policy and the socio-economic context can help ameliorate or worsen these inequalities. I am a Co-Investigator on the research project Gender and intra-household entitlements. A cross-national longitudinal analysis.
Along the same lines, I am interested in the Economics of Happiness and in approaches and theories that enrich the notions and working scope of well-being, mainly on the Capabilities Approach. I am currently involved in the Capabilities Measurement Project headed by Paul Anand.
Currently chairing the making of DD126 Economics in Context, previously chaired the making of DD209 Running the economy.
Chaired the presentation of DD209 Running the Economy, DB123 You and your money: personal finance in context, DD202 Economics and Economic Change, and DD309 Doing Economics: People, Markets, and Policy. Been a module team member of these and other modules.
Was lucky enough to also be a tutor for DB123 You and your money: personal finance in context
At postgraduate level, I have taught Trade and Development at Economics, University of Essex (2011-2012), and currently leading a lecture on Human Development and the Capabilities Approach under the Grand Union Doctoral Training Programme, and participating in the Faculty's training programmes also.
I am currently supervising three PhD students, and welcome applications.
|Centre for Citizenship, Identifies and Governance (CCIG)||Centre||Faculty of Social Sciences|
|Role||Start date||End date||Funding source|
|Co-investigator||01/Jan/2018||31/Dec/2018||The Academy of Medical Sciences|
We will establish the first consortium to focus systematically on building evidence and community practice to tackle comorbidity between mental illness and other long-term conditions (LTCs) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Such comorbidity is increasing rapidly and presents a major challenge to SSA health care provision. Community-based interventions appear to be an efficacious response to this problem. However evidence to support this is still weak, especially in SSA. This proposal builds on our existing collaborations which have begun to examine the scope for inclusive and affordable community practice to tackle such comorbidities (Lloyd et al., 2015; Meddenhall et al., 2017). This proposal will build a sustainable research network of African and UK researchers to: 1. Generate a greater shared understanding of existing research on the interrelationships between mental health and other LTCs and the role of community engagement in SSA in tackling the challenge; 2. Identify gaps in current research and practice in different SSA countries from a range of disciplinary perspectives and experience; 3. Develop methodologies for combining research and practice to create and evaluate partnerships with communities for problem identification, decision-making and shared actions for prevention, treatment and management of comorbid mental and physical LTCs; 4. Develop and submit research proposals based on these methodologies; 5. Support the development and training of novice/early career researchers from SSA; 6. Create low cost-effective networking among a new strong and sustainable African network with UK partners for a long term impact in health research.