Owasim AkramTitle: Doctoral Student School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
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About Owasim Akram
With a tertiary level of education in the discipline of International Relations along with post graduate diploma in International Development Studies Mr. Akram is currently engaged with the University as a doctoral researcher. His research is supported by the Marie Skłodowska Curie Action of the European Commission. Mr. Akram has a broad based research, evaluation, policy and program management exposure in the field of development with expertise in extreme poverty, socio-economic resilience, social protection, food and nutrition security. Prior to joining as a doctoral student, he had been working for development cooperation with the European Commission's office in Bangladesh as 'Programme Manager-Livelihoods & Resilience'. During his short but broad based career journey Mr. Akram had the opportunity to work for some world renowned organizations like Oxfam, Action on Disability and Development, Plan International, BRAC and so on holding different strategic positions from mid to senior level. His doctoral research is expected to be benefitted by his practical experiences in the field which would be exploring the lived experience of the extreme poor older people in Bangladesh. He has recently been awarded the 'Emerging Scholar Award' by the Aging and Social Change Network at the Aging & Social Change: Eleventh Interdisciplinary Conference held in Vancouver, Canada; 23-24 September 2021. He is affiliated with the Swedish National Graduate School for Competitive Science on Ageing and Health (SWEAH), an initiative of Lund University and funded by The Swedish Research Council.
Articles in journals
- Akram, O. (2021). Getting Extreme Poverty Narrated: Methodological Challenges of Interviewing Older Persons. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 20, 1-11.
- Akram, O. , Maitrot, M. & Denk, T. (2020). Generational Bargain, Transfer of Disadvantages and Extreme Poverty: A Qualitative Enquiry from Bangladesh. European Journal of Development Research (32), 1173-1194.