Hayley Pring

my relationship with academia.

I am a third year PhD candidate in International Relations at Oxford University. My research integrates insights from behavioural economics and psychology into international relations to tackle questions over cooperation problems. My current research focus is on climate change and firm-level behaviour. I use causal inference techniques, modern statistical analysis and computational tools. In 2020, I graduated with distinction from the MPhil in International Relations at Oxford University, Nuffield College on a Governor-Philip Scholarship & Oxford-Australia Scholarship. Prior to this, I graduated from the Australian National University with first-class honours on a Merit Scholarship.

I am a stipendiary lecturer at Worcester College, and an editorial assistant with the British Journal of Political Science in the comparative-politics sub-division. I like to work on many projects at once because the crushing weight of work distracts me from the crushing weight of having to analyse an apocalyptic political environment.

I read (guilted by a book club), write, and run marathons/halves in interesting places (I'm more fun on Strava), make computational art (see the link above), and work in access to education programs. I'm a first-generation high school graduate, and I'm invested in lowering barriers to university for low-income students, and students from under-represented groups. I am always happy to get involved in initiatives related to access to education (shoot me an email).

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