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Khuloud Alsaba Social Determinants of Health in Conflict and War: Militarization and Health in Syria Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Health,Social Inequalities and Health,War and Conflicts,Public Health and Development Policy,Public Health in Conflict,Political Economy of Violence,Political Economy and Health,Feminist Theory,Gender-based Violence,Political Change and Health in the Arab World,Interdisciplinary Research,Theories of social power. Ideological power,Theories of Social Justice,Intersectionality and Inequalities 3. 16 Chrystal Macmillian 

s1036200@sms.ed.ac.uk
Megan Arthur Philanthropy and child undernutrition in India: Understanding governance processes Global Health Policy,Global governance,Non-state actors,Public health,Social policy Room 3.13, Chrystal Macmillan Building 

Megan.Arthur@ed.ac.uk
Majdi Ashour Beyond Resilience in the Times of Despair: Changes in Out of Pocket Payments in the Gaza Strip. Health policy,Mixed methods,Public health,Gaza Strip,Health Systems Research,Households surveys,Health care seeking behaviours,Out of pocket payments,health systems in conflict affected areas,health care utilization,Epidemiology,In-depth Interviews,Life histories,Health Financing  
Global Public Health Policy
s1532529@sms.ed.ac.uk
Rachel Barry Understanding marijuana policy change in Uruguay: Towards policy coherence to regulate health-impacting commodities? Global Health Policy,policy coherence,policy change,institutions,evidence in politics,policy communities,policy translation,policy learning,marijuana regulation,commercial regulation  

s1652143@sms.ed.ac.uk
Fabio Battaglia (temporary) What factors inhibit a) the growth of public interest in alternative and complementary measure to GDP and b) their actual application in decision-making? Quality of Life,Well-being,Economic Growth and Quality of Life,The Politics and Philosophy of Wellbeing,The Philosophy of Citizenship and Statehood,Democracy and Social Indicators  

s1516840@sms.ed.ac.uk
Alessio Bertolini Social Disadvantages among Temporary Agency Workers: UK and Italy Compared welfare systems,social exclusion,Subjective well-being,Social Inequality,Labour Market,Employment policy,Work & Labour,Social Policy  

s1250360@sms.ed.ac.uk
Ashlee Christoffersen Intersectionality in practice: Concepts and uses in the equality seeking third sector Intersectionality,Equality policy,Race/ethnicity,gender,Sexuality,Practice,Third sector Chrystal Macmillan Building 

Ashlee.Christoffersen@ed.ac.uk
Taya Collyer Disciplinary Training and Epistemological Tension in Health Inequalities and Disparities Research Health policy,Philosophy of science,Epidemiology,Economic Theory,statistics Chrystal MacMillan Building 

Taya.Collyer@ed.ac.uk
Angelo Ercia The pursuit to expand health insurance coverage in the USA: Investigating the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Federally Qualified Health Centers minority rights,Health policy,Politics of health,Social Policy,statistical analysis,Health Systems Research,Mixed methods,Quantitative Research,qualitative research,Public health,Health Promotion,Global Health Policy,Evidence-based public health,HIV/AIDS,Health systems,Philippines,Sexual Health,Mental Health,Health Insurance,Public Health Practice and Policy,health inequalities and the social determinants of health,policy responses to health inequalities,social justice,Community based research,LGBT,Health Behaviour  

Angelo.Ercia@ed.ac.uk
Dominique L. Green Conceptualising Poverty as Social Exclusion in the United States Participation,Policy,Social capital,Inequality,USA,Quantitative Methods,statistical analysis,poverty,Social Policy Room 3.13, Chrystal Macmillan Building 

Dominique.Green@ed.ac.uk
Rebecca Hewer "Our (In)Ability to Speak": Interpretations and Representations of Prostitution in an English Policy Context Gender and crime,Feminism,Policy construction,Criminology,Sex Work,Sex & Gender,Critical Social and Political Theory,Neoliberalism,Discourse Theory,Ideology,Policy,Law and Regulation,Prostitution,Critical Discourse Analysis,Risk and vulnerability Chrystal MacMillan Building 

rebecca.hewer@ed.ac.uk
Christine Huebner Citizenship, Young People and Political Participation Citizenship,Political participation,Political identities and citizenship,Youth participation,Political Culture,Quantitative Methods,methodological innovations  

Christine.Huebner@ed.ac.uk
Nikos Kanellopoulos The discursive construction of Higher Education policies in Greece during the crisis (2010-2015). Education governance,Educational policy discourses,Education and European integration,Europeanisation,Social Policy and the Eurozone Crisis,Critical Policy Analysis,Critical Discourse Studies,Critical Discourse Analysis,Cultural Political Economy Chrystal MacMillan Building 

n.kanellopoulos@ed.ac.uk
No Photo Yi-tao Lee Growing On-line with Daddy: Early Childhood on Taiwanese Father-run Baby Blogs Children and childhood,Childhood and Youth Studies,Internet research,Children's Rights,Sociology of technology,fathers and fatherhood  

s1224683@sms.ed.ac.uk
Claire Leppold Health Inequalities in Japan: Through the Lens of the Fukushima Disaster Global Health,Epidemiology,Mixed Methods,health inequalities and the social determinants of health,Disasters,Public health,Japan  

s1461334@sms.ed.ac.uk
Liliana Manzano Criminology,Crime prevention,Social exclusion and violence,Public policy,Quantitative Research,Neighborhood-effects,Multi-level modelling 3.13, Chrystal Macmillan Building 

L.E.Manzano@sms.ed.ac.uk
No Photo Sara Marsden Global Health Policy,corporations and health  

s.marsden@sms.ed.ac.uk
Leah McCabe Gendering Change: Tracing domestic abuse policy discourses and directions in Scotland from 1990 Feminism,Institutions and institutional change,women's movements,Scottish Devolution,gender and public policy,domestic abuse,feminising policy,Gender & intersectionality,policy discourses,Policy change,gender and political institutions  

Leah.McCabe@ed.ac.uk
No Photo Fiona McGrath Room 2.12, Chrystal Macmillan Building 

s0127182@sms.ed.ac.uk
Harla Sara Octarra Making visible inter-agency working processes in children's services Policy Processes,Children's Services,Inter-agency work,Children's Rights Flat 4F1, CRFR PhD Students Office 

H.S.Octarra@sms.ed.ac.uk
Cristina Asenjo Palma Enhancing community well-being: a matter of assets or rights? Well-being,Community Development,Rights-based Approaches,Asset-based Approaches,Mixed Methods,Conflict Resolution  

Cristina.Asenjo@ed.ac.uk
Mihail Petkov Policy Circles: Sub-types of the Parentela (working title) policy networks,Public policy,interest groups,subgovernments,policy community,lobbying Chrystal McMillan Building, Room 6.15 

M.P.Petkov@sms.ed.ac.uk
Anna Pultar Social democratic parties and education policy. Diversity and ambiguity of ideas and preferences in comprehensive schooling policy in England and Austria Education Policy,comparative social policy,the politics of education policy making,political debates and politics in the welfare state,social inequality,political ideologies and history of political thinking Rm 315, Chrystal MacMillan Building 

anna.pultar @ ed.ac.uk
Ewan Robertson The Provision of Economic Security for Wage Earners? Accounting for the Adoption of In-Work Benefits in European Countries United Kingdom,European Union,Social and Public Policy,Labour Market Policy,Economic Security,In-Work Benefits,Non-Standard Employment,Welfare Reform,Welfare States Chrystal Macmillan Building 

Ewan.Robertson@ed.ac.uk
Putri Viona Sari Exploring the Policy Development Addressing Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Indonesia Policy Processes,Neglected Tropical Diseases,Infectious Disease  

p.v.sari@ed.ac.uk
Evan Shirley A Decision Support System to guide decisions of public sector pharmaceutical supply chains in low-and-middle countries Pharmaceutical policy,Pharmaceuticals,Supply Chains,Operations Research and Management Science,Game Theory,Health systems,Public health challenges in developing countries Chrystal Macmillan Building 

s1471928@sms.ed.ac.uk
Fei Wang Financial Security and Retirement for Women in China fanancial security,Financial Security,Quantitative Research,China,Gender,Elder,Poverty,Pension policy,Upward Intergenerational Transfer  

s1515840@sms.ed.ac.uk
Sarah Weakley Welfare for Whom: the impact of poverty reduction policies on youth transitions in the US and UK youth,Welfare states,transition to adulthood,poverty,Quantitative Methods,Longitudinal Data Analysis,US domestic policy,UK domestic policy  

sarah.weakley@ed.ac.uk
No Photo Mark T.O. Wong "Hidden" Youth: Understanding Socially Withdrawn Young People in Hong Kong and Scotland Youth,NEET (Not in Education,Employment or Training),Hong Kong,Scotland,Scottish Public Policy,Social network analysis,Social capital,Social Networks,Big data,Data Science Chrsytal Macmillan Building 

m.t.o.wong@sms.ed.ac.uk
Alexandra Wright Exploring evidence-based policy implementation: a case of alcohol policy in Scotland Health policy,policy implementation,Health Systems Research,Public policy,Knowledge exchange,Evidence,alcohol policy  

alex.wright@ed.ac.uk
Runguo Wu PhD in International Public Health Policy Health Insurance,Quantitative Methods,Multilevel Modelling,Monitoring and Evaluation 314 Chrystal Macmillan Building 

runguo.wu@ed.ac.uk
Bryce Zedalis The U.S. Regulation of OTC Commodity Derivatives, 1992-2017 Financial Regulation,Financial Fragility and Instability,Derivative Regulation,Critical Discourse Studies,Cultural Political Economy  

s1419822@sms.ed.ac.uk