Rory Allanson


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Personal Statement

My primary research interests are in Labour, Health, and Public Economics. More specifically, my research primarily considers the effectiveness of public programmes in improving key outcomes, particularly for the disadvantaged in society, the presents theme of my thesis. As part of this theme, my current work explores PFL and abortion in the U.S., and prisoner mentoring programmes in Scotland and England. Outside of my PhD, I have conducted behavioural health experiments which evaluate how the U.K. public perceives important problems in population ethics, such as inequality and population size.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about my work, and I am happy to discuss outside opportunities for future colloboration.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, University of York

Sept 2021Sept 2022

Award Date: 19 Jan 2023

Bachelor of Arts, University of Glasgow

Sept 2017Jun 2021

Award Date: 28 Jun 2021