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Jamelia Harris


Teaching Fellow
Room: E1.10, Social Sciences Building

Advice and Feedback Hours:

Fridays 13:30-14:30

(Terms 1 & 2, excluding 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, University College London (UCL), 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 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 hold a DPhil in International Development from 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 also graduated with 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.

Teaching (2020/2021 Academic Year)

QS204 - Intermediate Social Analytics: Survey Design and Data Collection (Module Director)

QS205 - Intermediate Social Analytics: Survey Analysis and Reporting (Module Director)

PO102 - Political Research in the 21st Century (Seminar Tutor)

Previous modules

QS103 - Introduction to Qualitative Methods (Module Director)

Journal Articles

Harris, J. (2021). Foreign aid, human capital accumulation and the potential implications for growth. Rev Int Organ. 

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.