Dr Lana Chikhungu
Before joining the University of Portsmouth, I worked as a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Social Statistics and Demography at University of Southampton from where I taught and coordinated modules in Quantitative methods, Research methods and Demography. Prior to that, I worked with the Malawi Government's National Economic Council and Ministry of Finance as Economist. My main responsibility was providing advice to policy makers on economic and development policies. During this time, I participated on a qualitative study on people's perception on the impact of government policies and programmes on their poverty situation.
My research interest cuts across global health issues such as child health, maternal health and reproductive health and includes socio and economic development policy issues related to poverty alleviation in developing countries.