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Dr Shailen Nandy

Athro Polisi Rhwngwladol Cymdeithasol

Ysgol y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol

+44 29208 79675
Adeilad Morgannwg, Ystafell 2.30, Rhodfa’r Brenin Edward VII, Caerdydd, CF10 3WA
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I joined Cardiff University in September 2016 and teach on  a number of undergraduate and post-graduate Social Science modules, and convene modules on International and Comparative Social and Public Policy.

Over the past 20 years my research has focused on different aspects of international development, and on poverty analysis and anti-poverty strategies.  I am also interested in social policy and its role in national development strategies in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals.

I am currently Principal Investigator on an ESRC-GRCF-SDAI research project, collaborating with UNICEF Nigeria, looking at the problem of multiple malnutrition in young children in West and Central Africa.












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Current projects:

2017-2018 ESRC-GCRF Secondary Data Analysis Initiative, Measuring and Mapping the Prevalence and Patterning of Multiple
Malnutrition in Young Children in West and Central Africa, with Dr Marco Pomati and UNICEF Nigeria.

2017-18 UNICEF Uganda, Integration of Child Poverty Analysis in National Statistics, with Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research and University of Bristol.

2017 - UNICEF Iran, Multidimensional Poverty at General Population and Child Levels: Measurement and Methodology, with Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research and University of Bristol.

2015 - 2018 - Wallenberg Foundation, Sweden, A Global Analysis of Poverty and Living Conditions in Low and Middle-Income Countries, with Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg, and University of Bristol.

2015-2019 -  Hilton Foundation, USA, Training Future Leaders to Accelerate Poverty Reduction and Achieve the SDGs, with Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA and University of Bristol.

Recent projects

2016-17 ESRC Impact Acceleration Project, Aiding poverty data and analysis capacity development in the Pacific.


Undergraduate units:

SIO 247 - International and Comparative Social and Public Policy

SIO 158 - Globalisation and Social Change

SIO 236 - Introduction to Social and Public Policy

Postgraduate units

SIT 912 - International and Comparative Social and Public Policy

SIT 909 - Democracy, Politics and Institutions

Professional Doctorate - Citizenship and Social Policy

Undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation supervision


Career overview

Prior to joining Cardiff University, I was a Research Fellow at the University of Bristol and member of the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research, and before that Non-Clinical Research Fellow at the Institute of Neurology, in UCL and a researcher in Bangladesh for BRAC.  I have been a consultant to the WHO, UNICEF, DfID, and other development NGOs in the UK and abroad.

Education and Qualifications

2010: PhD (Social Policy), University of Bristol

2005: MSc Policy Research, University of Bristol

1996: MSc (Econ), London School of Economics

1995: BA (Hons), Economics and International Relations, University of Reading

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1999-2016 Research Fellow, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol

1998-1999 Non-Clinical Research Fellow, Institute of Neurology, UCL, London.

1996-1997 Research Associate, BRAC, Dhaka, Bangladesh.