Ancy Sara Philip

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Ancy Sara Philip holds a PhD in Economics from Curtin University Australia and an MPhil in Economics from Hyderabad Central University.  Prior to joining Rajagiri, she has worked as a guest faculty in Curtin University Malaysia and as a lecturer in SCMS-Cochin. Her research focuses on household and intrahousehold decision-making in Global South, Control and ownership of economic assets, economic policy debates on gendered aspects of wellbeing and methodological aspects of mixed method design. She has presented research papers in various international conferences including ACSPRI Social science Methodology conference of 2020. She has research experience coordinating and participating in research activities while working in Centre for Public Policy, Kochi. She has also completed various research training programmes from e-Grad school of Queensland University.

Educational Qualification

  • PhD- Curtin University Australia
  • MPhil- Hyderabad Central University
  • MA- Kerala University

Work Experience (Research /Teaching)

  • Part-time Lecturer in Economics, Curtin University, Malaysia 
  • Senior Researcher at Centre for Public Policy Research, Cochin 
  • Lecturer in Economics at SCMS Cochin 
  • Research Associate at ICFAI School of Public Policy, Hyderabad India 
  • Part time tutor at International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad

Area of Interest (Research /Teaching)

  • Development economics, Poverty and inequality issues, Household and intrahousehold decision-making, Gendered aspects of economic policy making, Employment and labour market, Mixed and multiple methodologies.

Journal Publication

  • Philip, Abey P. and Philip, Ancy Sara, Economics of Public Policy (January 19, 2009). The ICFAI University Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 66-74, January 2009, Available at SSRN:

Paper Presentation

  • Paper entitled “Household decision-making and women’s wellbeing in Sarawak” at the 3rd Swinburne Sarawak Postgraduate Research Conference (SSPRC), on 11 August 2022.
  • Paper entitled “Intrahousehold decision-making in Sarawak: Empirical evidence” at the postgraduate colloquium; Curtin Malaysia, on 1 December 2021.
  • Paper entitled “A Slide or a shift? The transition of methods during integration in a Mixed Method study” at 7th Biennial ACSPRI Conference of Social Science Methodology Conference Australia on 2 December 2020.

Workshops / Training Attended

  • Certificate in Introduction to Psychology (Part of ECSS faculty program-Coursera) from Yale University
  • Professional certificate in Google Data Analytics
  • 7 Day National Level Online Faculty Development Program on Outcome Based Education (OBE) organised by St. James College of Nursing and St. James College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chalakudy in association with The Kerala State Higher Education Council.  
  • Attended 7 Day National Level Online Faculty Development Program on ChatGPT & AI Tools for Educators Organized by Marian College Kuttikanam (Autonomous) in association with The Kerala State Higher Education Council

Awards And Achievements

  • Organizing Committee Member, Rajagiri International Management Conference ‘23 
  • Panelist / Discussant, Thesis Fest HDR panel, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
  • Vice president, Curtin Malaysia Postgraduate Research Association (2020-2022).
  • Article Reviewer for Quality and Quantity: International Journal of Methodology published by SPRINGER NATURE
  • President, Faculty of Business HDR Club (2020-2022).
  • Organiser, Curtin Malaysia Postgraduate Colloquium 2021.
  • Curtin Malaysia Postgraduate research scholarship (2019-2022).
  • Outstanding student Award, in Transdisciplinary Research (GRED+E) course, E-Grad School, Queensland University (2020).
  • Outstanding student award for engagement, Communication and Collaboration course, E-Grad School, Queensland University (2020).
  • Outstanding student award for engagement, Digital Competencies for Researchers course, E-Grad School, Queensland University (2020).
  • National merit Scholarship for M.A, 2003.
  • Second rank in M.A, Economics, University of Kerala.
  • Kerala University Merit Scholarship for B.A 1997-2000