Cleopas’s research focuses on relational dimensions of poverty. More specifically, his DPhil research seeks to understand how social relationships frame people’s experiences of poverty through a case study in rural Zambia. Cleopas taught undergraduate Social Policy at the University of Zambia for two years prior to starting his DPhil in 2014. Before that, he completed an MSc in International Social Welfare and Health Policy from Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences in Norway and a Master of Arts in Applied Ethics from the University of Zambia. Cleopas also participates in teaching in the undergraduate Social Policy option course in the department and organises the Poverty Research Group. His research is funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and is supervised by Professor Robert Walker and Dr Elaine Chase from University College London.