Research staff

Raslan Alzuabi

Raslan joined InstEAD as a research associate in 2016.

His PhD focuses on the interaction between financial institutions stability and the macroeconomy. The first chapter studies the risk-taking channel of monetary policy. This channel analyses the relationship between monetary policy and the quality of credit in the financial system. The second chapter examines how banks’ non-traditional activities and funding strategy affect profitability and risk taking. The aim of the third chapter is to assess the interdependencies of the main UK economic sectors and macroeconomic developments.

Raslan’s research interests are in areas of applied macroeconomics, primarily in financial institutions and monetary policy.

Andrew Bryce

Andrew completed his PhD on the topic of Work and Well-being. This included chapters on the impact of weekend working on well-being, the relationship between job type and eudaimonic well-being (the sense of having a worthwhile or meaningful life) and the effects of one’s partner’s employment status on well-being.

As a Research Associate, Andrew is currently part of the team delivering the Health and Work project funded by the Health Foundation. This major package of research focuses on how health and disability affect the labour market outcomes of people in the UK. Andrew is also developing an online cost-effectiveness tool to help evaluators measure the well-being impact of workplace interventions, in association with the What Works Centre for Well-being.

Dr Philip Powell

Philip Powell

Philip joined InstEAD in December 2013 as a postdoctoral research associate on the Creating and Exploring Digital Empathy (CEDE) project.

Philip graduated from the University of Sussex with a BA in Psychology in 2008, and completed his PhD in the Department of Psychology at the University of Sheffield in 2013, with a doctoral thesis that elucidated self-directed disgust in the context of depression.

Philip’s main focus of research has been the experience of emotion and its effect on psychological well-being.  He also has broader interests in the areas of clinical and health psychology.  In his current role, he is particularly interested in the digital communication of emotional empathy, and the applications of digital empathy in clinical and/or health contexts.

cristina_sechel_125x150Cristina Sechel

Cristina joined InstEAD in 2016, after a brief period as Research Fellow in the Health Economics Research Unit at the University of Aberdeen. She is currently working on an InstEAD project on household location and income.

Cristina’s PhD focused on the use of Subjective Well-Being information in Economics.

Cristina’s research is in applied microeconomics and applied econometrics. She is especially interested in the economics of well-being and the role of subjective well-being in economic decisions and outcomes. She is also interested in the measurement of economic indicators, how they are collected, constructed, interpreted, and ultimately analysed.