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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  

Megan.Arthur@ed.ac.uk
Dena Arya Power in the peripheries: Youth non-mainstream political participation and economic inequality in the UK Britain,youth,austerity,political studies,Participation,Scotland,inequality  
07850 653 313
d.arya@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?  

s1652143@sms.ed.ac.uk
Fabio Battaglia To GDP or not to GDP? Identifying the barriers to the use and influence of measures of progress and well-being in Scottish and Italian policy-making. Quality of Life,Well-being,Economic Growth and Quality of Life,The Politics and Philosophy of Wellbeing,Democracy and Social Indicators,The Philosophy of Taxation,The Philosophy of Citizenship and Statehood  

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
Tatiana Cary Gendering Corporate Philanthropy: understanding accountability and power in multi-donor partnerships Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR),Gender and Development,Accountability,Public-private partnerships,governance,Intersectionality and Inequalities,Feminist theory/research  

Tatiana.Cary@ed.ac.uk
Kevin Zapata Celestino From PROGRESA to PROSPERA: Explaning change and stability in the Mexican social policy Institutions and institutional change,conditional cash transfers,Mexican social policy,Mexican politics,poverty,Welfare reform politics,Welfare states,political elites,Social Policy,Policy change 2.45 
+44 (0)737 672 3809
K.Celestino@ed.ac.uk
Ashlee Christoffersen The politics of intersectional practice Intersectionality,Equality policy,Race/ethnicity,gender,Sexuality,Practice,Third sector,feminism,reflexivity 2.43 

Ashlee.Christoffersen@ed.ac.uk
Taya Collyer Health Inequalities Research: The Tribe and the Territory Sociology of Science,history of statistics,statistics,data management Chrystal MacMillan Building 

Taya.Collyer@ed.ac.uk
Angelo Ercia Improving health care access for low-income patients in a mixed insurance market: Investigating the impact of the U.S.’s 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 engagement: How young people make sense of their role as citizens in Scotland and the Netherlands 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,Critical Realism 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
Clara Mascaró Work-Disability and Employment Transitions in the United Kingdom and Germany Disability,Work,Employment transitions,Political Economy,Labour Market Policy,United Kingdom,Germany,Spain  

clara.mascaro@ed.ac.uk
Leah McCabe Gendering Change: Tracing domestic abuse policy discourses and directions in Scotland from 1998 Feminism,Scottish Devolution,gender and public policy,domestic abuse,feminising policy,Gender & intersectionality,policy discourses,Policy change,gender and political institutions,frame analysis  

Leah.McCabe@ed.ac.uk
Julie Murugi The influence of health financing reforms on equitable access, and the quality of health service delivery: A case study on maternal and neonatal health in Kenya. Global Health,Global Health Policy,Health Financing,Health Policy and Systems Research,Universal Health Coverage  

J.J.Murugi@sms.ed.ac.uk
Larissa Nenning Part-Time Work and Welfare States Norms,Political Economy,Unemployment,Retirement,Gender,Work,Austria,Germany,Institutionalisms  

lnenning@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 the well-being of communities at disadvantage: changing the people or changing the system? Well-being,Community Development,Rights-based Approaches,Asset-based Approaches,Social Inequality,Research methods,Participation,Research Ethics 4.14 

Cristina.Asenjo@ed.ac.uk
Anna Pultar 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  

anna.pultar @ ed.ac.uk
Ewan Robertson The Politics of Supplementing Wages: Accounting for In-Work Benefit Reforms in the United Kingdom, France and Spain 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
Viona Sari Exploring policy processes around the management of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Indonesia Policy Processes,Neglected Tropical Diseases,Infectious Disease,Global Health Policy,Politics of Global Health,Global Health Governance,Indonesia,Policy Ownership  

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
Vicente Silva The future of work and global labour governance: transnational policy formation in the fourth industrial revolution Work & Labour,Comparative Social Policy,Global Political Economy,,International Organisations,Technology and society,Class and social stratification,Qualitative research methods  

vsilvap@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 Young people’s transitions to economic independence and the role of government assistance: evidence from the US and the 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
Laura Wright Play-based research to explore child researchers’ psychosocial wellbeing and community participation Research with Children and Young People,Play,Child and Youth Studies,Children's Participation,Participatory Research Methods,Children's Rights,Youth Engagement  

s1797192@sms.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