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Dr Samantha Watson

MA(Hons)MScPhD

Assistant Professor

Room
906/4

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 07903020860
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I joined the Social & Mathematical Epidemiology Group in May 2014 to begin work on a DfiD funded, mixed-methods evaluation of the ILO's Work in Freedom project in India and Bangladesh. I'm additionally involved in an ESRC funded study led by Professor Wendy Olsen at the University of Manchester, investigating shifts in attitudes and norms around women's labour force participation in rural India and Bangladesh. Before joining LSHTM I was based at the Institute for Social Research (CMIST) and the Institute of Political Economy (IPE) at the University of Manchester, where I undertook my PhD.

 

Affiliations

Department of Global Health and Development

Teaching

Policy, Process, and Power

Globalisation & Health

Research

 

My research interests centre on the political economy of development, labour and social provisioning, and transnational policy transference. This substantive research agenda is pursued alongside work on theory of social change and method in social inquiry. I combine extended periods of fieldwork (employing primary survey, qualitative interview, and participatory methods) with analyses of large-scale secondary datasets. I work primarily in South and South-East Asia and have undertaken research in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, and Myanmar / Burma.

 

Research Area
Complex interventions
Globalisation
Statistical methods
Agriculture
Evidence use
Gender
Inequalities
Migration
Mixed methods
Qualitative methods
Discipline
Development studies
Political science
Statistics
Social Sciences
Country
Bangladesh
Indonesia
India
Myanmar
Region
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
South Asia
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