Assistant Professor of Economics
Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Newcastle Business School,
Northumbria University, UK
Research Areas: Labour Economics, Applied Microeconomics
Teaching Areas: Microeconomics and Econometrics
I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University. I received my PhD from University of California-Riverside (2017) and have previously worked at Leeds University Business School in both research and teaching capacity.
My primary research area is to understand how individual behaviour, opportunities, and outcomes are affected by the policy landscape. Estimation methods used in my research include reduced form methods such as difference-in-differences (DiD) as well as more structual methods such as spatial analysis using maximum likelihood estimation (MLE), and generalised method of moments (GMM). Another part of my research agenda involves stepping out of the neoclassical economics paradigm to attempt to model individual behaviour shaped by circumstances - the concept of Adaptive Preferences.
I have five years of post-PhD experience, and a total of nine years of experience, teaching courses in microeconomics and econometrics to diverse classrooms of students majoring in different fields. I am quite keen on research-led teaching that can help students connect with the work we do and discern the embedded policy lessons. Exposure to a very diverse student body has helped me cultivate the ability to generate creative ideas that offer alternate presentations of material and better connect with students who seek additional support. Outside of the classroom I also seek out opportunities to help students from underprivileged backgrounds access higher education.
I actively seek opportunities to engage with partners from government, industry and third sector. Having previously worked with the Leeds City Council Ecoomic Policy team on developing metrics of Inclusive Growth for the Leeds City Region, I am currently collaborating with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) for a report on Productivity and Inclusive Growth in the North East of UK.
Outside of work, I am passionate about music, reading, and travel. And the occasional game of tennis.