I am a lecturer and PhD candidate at the University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Governance. 

My PhD research focused on the International Labour Organisation’s Decent Work Agenda and the implications the traditional framing of ‘work’ is likely to have for gender equality in the labour market; given the different types of activities men and women engage in on a daily basis. 

More generally, my research interests include social security, which is closely linked to access to the labour market and the importance this has for poverty and inequality outcomes. Current ongoing projects include an investigation of household composition changes, the effects thereof on labour market attachment, and its implications for the efficacy of South Africa’s social security programmes.

I am an associate editor for the African Review of Economics and Finance as well as an associate member of the Pan-African Scientific Research Council.

I publish a monthly newsletter (The Researcher) aimed at helping research students along on their journeys, which you can sign up for here. In addition, I also have additional resources which may be of interest to students on my Resources for Students page. 

My latest CV can be viewed here.

To get a hold of me, you may look up my email address on the Wits School of Governance website, or alternatively email me on info@odilemackett.com.