Dr Mary Zhang

University of Oxford

Dr Mary Zhang is a Departmental Lecturer in quantitative research methods for area studies at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford. Her research interests and contributions are trifold: 1. developing scientifically rigorous measures of multidimensional poverty that are applicable in low- and middle-income countries; 2. understanding the intersectionality between poverty and inequalities resulting from age, gender, ethnicity, geographic regions (urban/rural), climate change, livelihood, and work conditions; and 3. finding the protective factors that can help vulnerable groups stay economically and mentally resilient. Mary utilises both quantitative and qualitative methods in her work.