My current focus is enhancing the quality of cross-national methodologies used to collect qualitative and quantitative data on poverty and vulnerability throughout the life course. I convene the core postgraduate research module 'Research Techniques and Analysis' and teach lectures on Research Methods for Social Anthropology, Applied Methods for Impact Evaluation, Social Analysis of International Development, and Education and Development.
I am co-organiser of the new research network, 'As Well as the Subject: Additional Dimensions in Development Research Ethics
Doctoral Research Students
Carole White, 2011 - ‘Wellbeing and fisheries’ (co-supervisor Tim Daw)
Eowyn Castle, 2011 – ESRC funded studentship on Children and Young People's Social Resources and Competencies (co-supervisor Ben d’Exelle)
Dabesaki Mac-Ikemenjima, 2010 - ‘Measuring Multi-dimensional Youth Well-being in South Africa’ (co-supervisor Lucio Esposito)
Hannah Hoechner, 2010 - 'The experience of alms-seeking quranic students in Kano, Nigeria' (co-supervisor Raufu Mustapha)
Kate Orkin, 2009 - ‘Non-schooling factors influencing children’s time allocation to work, school enrolment, grade attainment and test scores’ (co-supervisor Prof. Stefan Dercon)
Kaneta Choudhury, 2006 - ‘Quality of life in Bangladesh: an exploration of people's goals, values and resources’ (co-supervisor Joe Devine)
Camfield, L. (ed.) (2013). Research in International Development: a critical review. Palgrave Macmillan, UK (in preparation).
Prowse, M., Camfield, L. (2013). What role for qualitative methods in randomized experiments? Progress in International Development. 13.1 (in press).
Camfield, L. (2012). Resilience and Well-being Among Urban Ethiopian Children: What Role Do Social Resources and Competencies Play? Social Indicators Research 107(3): 393-410. http://www.springerlink.com/index/j74698387617g346.pdf
Camfield, L. (2011). Editorial: Young lives in transition: From school to adulthood? European Journal of Development Research 23, 669–678 http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ejdr/journal/v23/n5/full/ejdr201145a.html
Camfield, L (2011). ‘From school to adulthood’? Young people’s pathways through schooling in urban Ethiopia. European Journal of Development Research 23, 679–694 http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ejdr/journal/v23/n5/full/ejdr201133a.html
Camfield, L. (2011). ‘A girl never finishes her journey’: Mixing methods to understand female experiences of education in contemporary Ethiopia. Research Papers in Education, 26(4), 393-412.
Camfield, L., Knowles, C. (2010). Editorial: Supporting children and young people in a changing world. Journal of International Development, vol. 22(8), p1055–1063 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jid.1745/abstract
Crivello, G., Camfield, L., Porter, C. (2010). Editorial: Researching children’s understandings of poverty and risk in diverse contexts. Children and Society 24:4, 255-260 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1099-0860.2010.00309.x/abstract
Camfield, L., Streuli, N., Woodhead, M. (2010). Children’s well-being in developing countries: A conceptual and methodological review. European Journal of Development Research, 22:3, 398-416.
Copestake, J., Camfield, L. (2010). Measuring multidimensional aspiration gaps: a means to understanding cultural aspects of poverty. Development Policy Review, 28(5), 617-33. See also http://www.welldev.org.uk/wed-new/workingpapers/workingpapers/WeDWP_09_45.pdf
Camfield, L. (2010). ‘Even if she learns, she doesn’t understand properly’. Children’s understandings of ill-being and poverty in five Ethiopian communities. Social Indicators Research, 96 (1), 85-112.4 http://www.springerlink.com/content/h378221m036t2491/
Camfield, L., Guillen-Royo, M. & Velazco, J. (2009). Does need satisfaction matter for psychological and subjective wellbeing in developing countries: A mixed-methods illustration from Bangladesh and Thailand. Journal of Happiness Studies (in press, online as DOI 10.1007/s10902-009-9154-5). http://www.springerlink.com/content/077475t77754861l/
Camfield, L., Guillen-Royo, M. (2009). Wants, needs, satisfactions: A comparative study in Thailand and Bangladesh. Social Indicators Research (in press, online as DOI 10.1007/s11205-009-9477-y).