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PhD Candidate

Levana is a doctoral candidate researching the impact of Universal Credit on low income and non-working families. 


Levana is interested in:

  • social security
  • welfare reform
  • gender, care and family policy
  • labour market activation programmes
  • poverty


Levana joined the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) as a PhD candidate in November 2018. She is attached to the ESRC-funded project, ‘Couples balancing work, money and care: exploring the shifting landscape under Universal Credit’, and will be developing her doctoral research under the supervision of Professor Jane Millar.


Levana previously worked for the research team at SafeLives, a national domestic abuse charity, where she primarily supported frontline community organisations with programme and service evaluations. After completing her MSc, Levana joined the Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies at the University of Bristol. She worked on several research projects, focusing on the subjective wellbeing of looked-after children, child-to-parent violence in adoptive families, and families with children on the edge of care.


Levana holds a BA in History from the University of Manchester, and an MSc in Social Science Research Methods from the University of Bristol. Her masters research explored how gender is operationalised in domestic and sexual abuse surveys in the UK.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Social Science Research Methods (Sociology), Master of Science, University of Bristol

Sept 2016Sept 2017

Award Date: 29 Nov 2017


  • Welfare states
  • Social Policy
  • Gender


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