Alexa Yakubovich

Doctoral Candidate in the Department for Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford

Alexa Yakubovich is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department for Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford. She previously earned a MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention at Oxford and a BA (Honours) in Psychology at the University of Manitoba. Alexa’s research focuses on identifying the social, economic, and psychological determinants of health and well-being among marginalised populations and developing and evaluating ameliorative programmes. Her previous work has included investigating strategies to increase public support for improved water and sanitation services for First Nations communities in Canada and studying social epidemiology and the effects of social interventions among AIDS-affected children in South Africa. As part of her doctoral work, Alexa is exploring the individual and structural conditions that increase the risk of intimate partner violence against women. She is a Rhodes Scholar and CIHR-funded researcher.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Doctoral Candidate, University of Oxford

Education

  • 2014 
    University of Oxford, MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention
  • 2013 
    University of Manitoba, BA (Honours) in Psychology