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.
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