The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) is pleased to welcome Levana Magnus to the team as a new PhD Candidate.

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. During her time at SafeLives, Levana completed a Master’s degree in Social Science Research Methods at the University of Bristol. Her dissertation explored how gender is operationalised in domestic and sexual abuse surveys in the UK.

After completing her Master’s degree, 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 joins the IPR 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 within this area, under the supervision of Professor Jane Millar.