My research focuses on how power, institutions, and social policies affect health inequalities, using mixed methods. I take a critical feminist stance, engaging with theories such as intersectionality and Reproductive Justice. My work has been published in high-impact journals such as Social Science & Medicine, Socio-Economic Review, Demography, Health Policy & Planning, and BMJ Global Health.
As a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, I am leading a project titled: “Policing Reproduction via Migration and Family Policies: Stress, Stigma & Health”. Through this research, I am exploring how migration and family policies in Europe affect parents’ rights to have children and to parent with dignity, and how this affects their health, formulating a quantitative approach to Reproductive Justice.
I have previously published on topics such as: collective bargaining and health inequalities; modelling the indirect mortality effects of epidemics; how health service environments and health facility rules affect maternal health inequalities; how interviewers affect the likelihood of reporting an abortion; researching intersectionality using quantitative and mixed methods.
I obtained my PhD in Demography from the Department of Social Policy at LSE (2020). I hold an MSc in Social Research Methods (2016) and a Masters in Public Administration (2011) from LSE, as well as a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (2007) from the University of Oxford. Prior to my PhD, I worked as a consultant on public health programmes in African and South Asian countries, for clients such as UKAID, the Gates Foundation, WHO and UNFPA.
I am happy to be contacted in relation to the following topics: health inequalities; collective bargaining and trade unions; Reproductive Justice; maternal and reproductive health in the Global South.
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