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Quantitative Research Officer, Young Lives, University of Oxford

Douglas joined the Young Lives Team as a Quantitative Research Officer in 2020. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Nottingham (UK) and an MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford.

Prior to completing his PhD, Douglas worked for BRAC Uganda, on projects relating to vocational training and the transition of young people into work. He has also worked as a research analyst on a number of projects relating to poverty and vulnerability, both in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.

His main research interests lie in development economics (risk, shocks and coping responses, early childhood development). His current research focusses on the impact of economic shocks on the physical and cognitive development of children in low-income countries.


  • –present
    Research Officer, University of Oxford
  • 2019–2020
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Nottingham
  • 2014–2015
    Assistant researcher, BRAC Uganda
  • 2015–2015
    Analyst, The World Bank


  • 2020 
    University of Nottingham, PhD Economics
  • 2014 
    University of Oxford, MSc Economics for Development
  • 2013 
    Herriot Watt University, BA(Hons) Economics