Dr Laura Sochas


I conduct health inequalities research from a critical and inter-disciplinary perspective, using mixed methods (random effects, decomposition, causal inference, GIS analysis, in-depth interviews).

I obtained my PhD in Demography/Population Studies from the London School of Economics, exploring maternal health inequalities in Zambia. Previously, I worked as a consultant on public health programmes in African and South Asian countries, on topics such as maternal and newborn health, human resources for health, health financing, and the use of evidence & accountability in public health policy.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, researching the link between political institutions and health inequalities. I have ongoing research interests in how public health policies create inequities, in critical methodologies, and in estimating indirect deaths in epidemics.

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