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Human Development &
Capability Association

Agency, Well-Being and Justice

Dr. Cristina Santos

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  • Position: Lecturer, and Director of Innovation, Knowledge and Development Research Centre
  • Department: Economics
  • Affiliation: The Open University

Research interests:
Human Development, Domestic violence and violence against women, Health, and Education

Thematic Groups:
Empowerment and Collective Capabilities

About Cristina Santos

Cristina Santos is a Lecturer in Economics at the Open University. She obtained her PhD Economics at University College London (2013). Her research interests and publications span the areas of health, education, gender, intrahousehold inequalities, domestic violence, happiness, and the capabilities approach. She has designed, implemented, and evaluated programmes in education and health, and supported the design and analysis of surveys in several Sub-Saharan African countries. She is currently conducting research on mixed methods and on the capabilities approach. She is a co-Investigator of the GCRF Inclusive societies project entitled “How to link industrial and social innovation for inclusive development: lessons from tackling cancer care in Africa” She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

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