Hayley Pring

my relationship with academia.

I am a PhD candidate in International Relations at Oxford University. My research integrates insights from behavioural economics and psychology into international relations to tackle questions over international organizations and cooperation problems. I like using 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 like to read, 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).