Mr Francis ARTHUR-HOLMES is a first-year PhD student in Sociology and Social Policy at the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University.
Francis completed the MPhil degree in Development Studies at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK). Upon completion, he worked as a research/administration assistant for the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at the Oxford Department of International Development for 4.5 months until my UK visa expired. As a research/administration assistant, Francis worked on issues concerning the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) updates for 2018 and performed some administrative works relating to MPI. Before going to Oxford University, Francis was a teaching and research assistant at the Department of Geography and Rural Development in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), where he had his Bachelor degree in Geography and Rural Development with Economics a minor. Based on the academic background, Francis considers himself as an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary researcher conducting research on a wide range of issues or areas such as gender and artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), elder abuse, health services, student politics and clentelism, older persons and healthcare access/utilization, child and adolescent health, women health, environmental management, poverty reduction and decentralization, development economics, maternal and reproductive health, women empowerment, gerontechnologies, women and informal sector dynamics, household dynamics and bargaining power, just to mention but a few.