Rana Khazbak

Rana Khazbak

PhD candidate

Department of Social Policy

About me

Research topic:

Mechanisms of how mixed-income neighbourhoods influence the capabilities of disadvantaged adolescent males and females

I was born and lived all my life in Cairo, Egypt before coming to London 5 years ago to do my graduate studies. I worked as a journalist in Egypt for about 2 years covering the 2011 uprising and its aftermath before deciding to pursue a career in policy research. I completed two masters’ degrees; MSc Public Policy at UCL and MSc Social Policy (Research) at LSE. I also previously worked at several international research and development organisations such as J-Pal, the Population Council and UNDP on issues that ranged from democratic local governance, local services’ provision, to youth entrepreneurship and equitable access to education. 

Research interests:
My research investigates the mechanisms linking low-income adolescents’ wellbeing and living in socio-economically mixed neighbourhoods within the UK context. I am also looking at differences in mechanisms with regards to age and gender. This falls within my wider research interests of spatial and health inequalities. 

Supervisors: Dr Tania Burchardt, Dr Mike Shiner

Expertise Details

Neighbourhood effects; neighbourhood; health; wellbeing; adolescents; children; self-efficacy; agency; safety; delinquency