Estimating the Impact of Traineeships

Final Report for the Department for Education:Traineeships are an education and training programme that provide young people aged 16-24 with an intensive period of work experience and work preparation training, as well as offering them support in improving their English and maths, to give them the best opportunity of entering an apprenticeship or employment. This... Continue Reading →

Westminster Development Studies Symposium 2019

We welcomed speakers from across the globe to the Westminster Development Studies Symposium on May 17. Our keynote speaker for the event was Professor Kunal Sen, Director of the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research and Professor of Development Economics at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester. He is a leading... Continue Reading →

Westminster Development Studies Symposium

Venue: Regent Boardroom, University of Westminster- 309 Regent St, London W1B 2HW Join us on 17th May 2019 for the Westminster Development Studies Symposium organised by the University of Westminster's Development Policy Research Network at its Central London Regent Campus. The workshop will provide a forum to explore the issues, challenges and responses to conflicting trends of... Continue Reading →

Panel Roundtable: What Role for China in Africa? A Discussion on the Opportunities and Threats

The Westminster Development Policy Research Network and the Westminster Economics Research Seminar Series will jointly host a panel discussion on 11th February 2019, between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Attendance is free and open to all. Refreshments will be provided. 11th February 2019, 16:00-17:00pm , Room C278, Westminster Business School, Marylebone Campus. • Dr Jun Hou Senior... Continue Reading →

Call for papers: Westminster Development Studies Symposium

Globalisation – between achievements and the road to isolation May 17, 2019 University of Westminster, London UK Organized byUniversity of Westminster Development Policy Analysis Research Network (London, UK) Organising Committee: Dr. Karen Jackson and Dr. Serena Masino Keynote Speaker: Professor Kunal Sen (Director of UNU-WIDER) This workshop will provide a forum to explore the issues, challenges and... Continue Reading →

Westminster Economics Research Seminar Series

- Exploring the economic questions facing us today and their societal implications - The Westminster Economics Research Seminar Series brings together scholars with a wide array of expertise on the economy. The talks are 30 minutes followed by a discussion. The seminars are free and open to everyone. Coffee/tea will be provided. Date/TimeTopic/SpeakersMonday 11 February... Continue Reading →

Indigenous medicine and biomedical health care in fragile settings: insights from Burundi

This study contributes to the health policy debate on medical systems integration by describing and analysing the interactions between health-care users, indigenous healers, and the biomedical public health system, in the so far rarely documented case of post-conflict Burundi. We adopt a mixed-methods approach combining (1) data from an existing survey on access to health-care,... Continue Reading →

Meri Ahlberg

Meri is Research Manager at Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX), a UK-based research and policy organisation working to end trafficking for labour exploitation. She leads and manages FLEX’s policy-oriented research, with a focus on the impacts of immigration policy on risk of labour exploitation and the links between outsourcing/subcontracting and labour exploitation in domestic and... Continue Reading →

Pippa Catterall

Pippa Catterall has been Professor of  History and Policy at Westminster since 2016. Her research expertise and interests are wide-ranging and include the history and theory of public policy and public administration; aid policy; international relations and Commonwealth relations; development and heritage; national identities; identity politics and conflict resolution. Position:  Professor of History and PolicySchool: HumanitiesCollege: Liberal... Continue Reading →

Ioannis Glinavos

Ioannis Glinavos is an expert in investment treaty arbitration (ISDS), law and economics, law and development. Ioannis has written for The Independent, Forbes, Newsweek, HuffPost and The Conversation. He is the author of two books and multiple peer-reviewed academic papers in high impact journals. His books have examined the role of law in systemic economic... Continue Reading →

Jurgena Grunasi

Jurgena Grunasi is an International Business graduate and currently studying for an MA in International Development Management at Westminster University. She has experience in management and people service, together with a passion for Immigration and migrant workers. She hopes to be part of an UN Organization working towards fairer and equal opportunities for immigrants.

Janroj Keles

Dr Janroj Yilmaz Keles is a Senior Research Fellow in Politics at Middlesex University Law School and editor of the British Sociological Association’s Journal: Work, Employment and Society. Janroj's research includes migration, ethnic minorities’ representation at work,  peace and conflict, gender, social movements and political communication. Janroj has a track record of securing external research funding from... Continue Reading →

Bakhrom Mirkasimov

Bakhrom Mirkasimov has been appointed as a Rector of Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) from September 2020. Previously he held the position of the Deputy Rector on Research and Innovation and a Principal Lecturer at WIUT. He is the Managing Editor of the newly launched international peer-reviewed open-access journal - Silk Road: A Journal of... Continue Reading →

Dolores Modern

Dolores Modern is Policy and Communications Coordinator on Employment Rights at the Latin American Women's Rights Service (LAWRS). She has a background in Political Science, Human Rights and Modern Slavery, and over 10 years of experience working in the women's sector.  LAWRS is a feminist and human rights organisation led by and for Latin American... Continue Reading →

Ayine Nigo

After working in the oil and gas sectors in Africa, Ayine Nigo joined the University of Westminster in January 2015, to pursue a PhD that sought to examine growth effects, productivity, and income distribution in Sub Saharan Africa. Before joining the Westminster Business School, he was awarded an MBA in 2011, an MSc (Econ) in... Continue Reading →

Sandra Obiora

Sandra C. Obiora’s research focus is in Strategic Management and Finance. Her research interests are in the adoption of alternative financing methods across African countries with a focus on Western Africa. She is currently based in China and is conducting research into the influence that the Chinese business environment has on the financial choices of... Continue Reading →

Catherine Pédamon

Catherine Pédamon’s main research interests are in the areas of international trade law with a focus on comparative commercial contract law, business and human rights, corporate social responsibility and international corporate governance. She is particularly interested in researching policies and frameworks for corporate sustainability and responsible business practices. She has published a monograph and articles in... Continue Reading →

Amanda Polzin

Amanda is a recent MSc graduate in international development at the University of Westminster.  Her research interests relate to migration issues, modern slavery regulation and development policy.  She is currently part of a research project "The “Inclusion” Challenge: UK Social integration of low-skilled and low-waged migrant workers during the pandemic" analysing  the welfare challenges faced by... Continue Reading →

Gustavo R. Espinoza Ramos

Due to his work experience in the extractive industry in Peru, Gustavo Espinoza Ramos has a research interest in subjects related to Corporate Social Responsibility in the mining industry, business ethics, the development of sustainable business, sustainable supply chain, and ecosystems of innovation in developing countries. Currently, he is working on a project regarding the... Continue Reading →

Rishab Reitz

Rishab Reitz graduated from King's College London and Humboldt University Berlin with a degree in English & German law. He also has a master's degree in Philosophy & Public Policy from the London School of Economics. Rishab is currently working in an international law firm in cross-border litigation. He has a keen interest in migration and refugee issues,... Continue Reading →

Vincent Rich

Vincent Rich's background, training and research experience has been in development economics, the political economy of development and natural resource economics. He is particularly interested in livelihoods research - especially as it relates to small-scale artisans, in sustainable business and global value chains, and in social enterprise and entrepreneurship. He has expertise in mixed-methods research... Continue Reading →

Ainurul Rosli

Ainurul is a Reader in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, and Director of Business Engagement at Brunel Business School, Brunel University London. She prioritises knowledge exchange work and advocates the importance of university-industry-community interaction and research with impact, which drives forward businesses and societal transformation. Ainurul specialises in entrepreneurship, inter-firm collaboration, innovation strategy and social impact. Her work has been... Continue Reading →

Elliot Schatzberger

Dr Elliot Schatzberger qualified as a Barrister from the Inns of Court School of Law and worked extensively in criminal defence work specialising in serious crime. He also specialised in Immigration and Asylum law representing clients from across the globe. Elliot worked in Malawi on Capital Punishment murder cases where he secured the release of... Continue Reading →

Kartik Yadav

Kartik Yadav works in the area of development economics and micro-econometrics, with a focus on education, health and migration. Kartik also has a research interest in international business, particularly the corporate social responsibility landscape in developing nations. Position: Assistant Professor Area: Economics and Social Science College: Indian Institute of Management Nagpur Regional focus (if any):... Continue Reading →

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