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Jamelia Harris


Teaching Fellow
Room: E1.10, Social Sciences Building

Advice and Feedback Hours:

Term 1: Fridays 12:30-13:30

Term 2: Tuesdays and Fridays 11:30-12:30

(Term time only, not during reading week)

I am a Teaching Fellow in Social Science Research Methods at PAIS, and member of the Q-Step Centre. Before joining PAIS, I gained teaching experience at the University of Oxford, ISM University in Lithuania, and Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone. I also worked as a researcher at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus. I also have policy experience in international development having worked as an economist on various projects with organisations such as the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NGRI), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Fiscus Ltd.

I am currently completing a DPhil in International Development at the University of Oxford. My research focuses on labour markets and employment in developing countries; with emphasis on how perceptions shape behaviour among jobseekers, and the economic effects of donor institutions on the labour market of recipient countries. I hold an MSc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BSc. in Economics and Actuarial Science from the University of Southampton.


QS103 - Introduction to Qualitative Methods

QS204 - Intermediate Social Analytics: Survey Design and Data Collection

QS205 - Intermediate Social Analytics: Survey Analysis and Reporting

Journal Articles

Harris, J. (2020). If you can’t do teach: Exploring short-termism in the teaching profession. International Journal of Educational Research, 99, 101519. 

Working Papers

Harris, J. (2019). Occupational choice of skilled workers in the presence of a large development sector: Evidence from Sierra Leone. WIDER Working Paper 2019/101. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER.

Harris, J. (2018). Preferences of Possibilities? Understanding the labour supply decision in a LIC context. IGC Working Paper F-39408-SLE-1.