Research Fellow

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Dr Kanykey Jailobaeva (PhD, MSc, BA) is a Research Fellow in the Institute for Global Health and Development.

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Research Publications

Dr Kanykey Jailobaeva's research expertise has focused on child protection, child rights, community development, civil society, social capital, social norms and psychosocial support in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) as well as the role of international development organisations in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

She has done research using both qualitative and quantitative methods. She has also used innovative methods of analysis, such as Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fuzzy and crisp set methods).

Dr Jailobaeva obtained her PhD in Sociology in 2011 from the University of Edinburgh. Her PhD research project explored international development agencies' role in the development of civil society in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan.

Dr Jailobaeva has done feasibility studies, child rights situation analyses, and other types of research studies for different international development organisations (e.g. UNICEF) in Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Western and East Africa. For example, she is currently involved in the study on the faith communities' engagement in ending violence against children in Senegal, Uganda, and Guatemala. The research is carried out in partnership with World Vision.

She has also experience in evaluating development projects on socio-economic development, poverty reduction, community development, family strengthening, child protection, religious freedom, gender equality and gender empowerment, and health.

Research Overview:

Dr Kanykey Jailobaeva has done research in international development for the past 15 years. In particular, she has researched on child protection, child rights, community development, civil society, social capital, social norms, psychosocial and international NCD action.

She has also conducted evaluations of projects of international development organisations on socio-economic development, poverty reduction, community development, family strengthening, child protection, religious freedom, gender equality and gender empowerment, and health.

Active research interests:

Role of faith communities and faith leaders in child protection

Role of global actors in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases

Psychosocial wellbeing in Sierra Leone

Role of social capital and trust in facilitating health-seeking behaviours of individuals with NCDs in fragile settings

Research Methods:

Qualitative and quantitative research methods

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fuzzy and crisp set methods)

Research/KE Centres and groups (if part of a research centre)

Research Centre name: Psychosocial Wellbeing, Integration, and Protection Cluster. Institute for Global Health and Development

Please indicate role (full member/associate or affiliate):   Member

 

 

Please see my research publications in eResearch – Queen Margaret University’s repository