Melisa SAYLI



I am Melisa, and I am a Research Fellow in the School of Economics at the University of Surrey. I work on The Health Foundation-funded project investigating the determinants and effects of workforce retention in the National Health Service (NHS) in England. I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Manchester in 2018.

My expertise lies in labour economics, health economics and applied econometrics. My research focuses on the labour market outcomes of NHS workers, patient outcomes, and labour supply dynamics within couples. I am also interested in the inequalities minority groups encounter, particularly in the health sector.

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I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Manchester in 2018. My doctoral research has focused on the empirical modelling of couples' labour market outcomes in the UK by examining the effect of a woman's partner's different labour market outcomes on her labour force participation. 

Previously, I was working as a Research Associate in the ESRC-funded interdisciplinary project on LGBT+ Networks in the NHS at the University of York, where, apart from econometric analyses, I gained experience in survey design, and led the quantitative data collection process. You can access the technical data addendum here, and the project report from here. 

I was affiliated with the ESRC Research Centre for Population Change (CPC), where I previously worked with Dr Agnese Vitali on the "Female-Breadwinner Families in Europe" project.