Dr Alita Nandi Senior Research Fellow & Associate Director (Outreach) for Understanding Society, University of Essex

Alita Nandi
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Twitter: @alitanandi

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ORCID: 0000-0002-8743-6178

Research Interests

I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER). I am a quantitative social scientist and conduct empirical research primarily in the areas of ethnicity and gender, specifically investigating differences in subjective wellbeing (e.g., life satisfaction, mental health) as well as economic wellbeing (e.g., income, wages). I am also interested in the causes and consequences of harassment and discrimination, formation, measurement and impact of identity on life outcomes and, measurement of institutional characteristics in developing countries and exploring their effects.

I am the Associate Director (Outreach) for Understanding Society and oversee the study’s user support and training activities. I have also contributed to the study’s Ethnicity Strand, questionnaire design and data management activities.

Research projects:

Understanding Society

The prevalence and persistence of ethnic and racial harassment and its impact on health: A longitudinal analysis

What Works Wellbeing: Work, Learning and Wellbeing

Evolve Workplace Wellbeing

Poverty across ethnic groups through recession and austerity

Partnership dissolution and formation: how do they affect income, employment and well-being?

Misoc Project: Identity, behaviour and wellbeing




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