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Learning space: Funding success for GSD researcher

Young boy sitting on his boat, fishing in the Mekong at sunset time under a colorful sky in Si Phan Don, Laos

Image credit: Basile Morin on Wikimedia Commons

A research team co-led by GSD Assistant Professor Marco J Haenssgen and Lao researcher Thipphaphone (Kee) Xayavong have been awarded a £4,000 grant from the University of Warwick’s Institutional Research Support Fund (IRSF). Situated in the province of Champassak in rural southern Laos, the project studies the impact of primary and secondary school education on the health of ethnic minority groups. By investigating social, political, and cognitive mechanisms underlying these impacts, the researchers challenge the conventional wisdom that education automatically and intrinsically benefits health beliefs and behaviour. The project takes place in collaboration with the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement Laos and the University of Health Sciences in Vientiane.

Marco J Haenssgen

Dr Marco J Haenssgen

Thipphaphone (Kee) Xayavong

Thipphaphone (Kee) Xayavong