Dr Keila Meginnis
My background is in economics with a BS from the University of Puget Sound (2013), MSc from the University of Edinburgh (2014) and a PhD in Economics from the University of Manchester (2018). My main research interests are stated preference techniques and behavioural economics. I am interested in how these tools can be used to address major environmental and health issues. My background in discrete choice experiments brought me to the Lamberton Lab in May 2018. I am using economic tools to understand community acceptance of policy interventions directed at mitigating schistosomiasis in rural Uganda. We examine how communities perceive the parasite, behaviours that put individuals at risk, and what cost-effective interventions would be most accepted, up-taken and useful to eradicate this problem.
K Meginnis, and D Campbell (2017) Students’ preferences for attributes of postgraduate economics modules: Evidence from a multi-profile best-worst scaling survey. International Review of Economics Education 24: 18-27.