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Sarah Sowayan


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Sarah is a postgraduate researcher at the school of economics. She has been working as a teaching assistant in the department of economics at Imam Mohammed ibn Saud Islamic University in Saudi Arabia for the last five years, which is where she completed her undergraduate training in economics. Before starting her Ph.D. in UEA, Sarah completed a master’s degree in economics at University of Exeter. Her master’s dissertation focused on the effects of women driving in Saudi Arabia on labour market outcomes. 

Key Research Interests

In her Ph.D., Sarah is studying how teacher gender affects students' cognitive and non-cognitive skills. Her research interests are gender stereotypes/gender differences and human capital formation.