My name is Michaela Bunakova and I have graduated from the DSPI at The University of Oxford with an MSc. with a merit in Comparative Social Policy. I have been awarded a distinction for my thesis which examined health inequalities through looking at the interaction effect between European health policy characteristics and the levels of family health influence.
This topic of health concordance in families and close communities and its association with welfare regimes and social policies remains as my primary research interest and will be further analysed during my current MSc/PhD Epidemiology candidacy at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. The MSc. I completed at Oxford, coupled with my background and interest in health economics, demography and epidemiology research lead me to the generally under-researched topic of political epidemiology, which I am currently very excited to explore.