Ayesha Mysorewala

Academic Background

BSc (Honors) in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences.
MSc Research for International Development, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

Research Experience

Ayesha has been working at the Collective since 2014. She was one of the lead researchers for Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility (FPV) and has been working on Pillar 3 of Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA). Her research has examined the relationship between women's work in agriculture and nutrition, as well as policy measures for agricultural interventions to be more pro-nutrition.

Besides working at the Collective, she has worked as a consultant at various organizations including LSHTM, DAI and OSDI.

Research Interests

Food and nutrition security, rural development, ethnic, class and gender inequalities.

Reports and Publications at the Collective

  1. Rebecca Pradeilles, Elizabeth Allen, Haris Gazdar, Hussain Bux Mallah, Azmat Budhani, Rashid Mehmood, Sidra Mazhar, Ayesha Mysorewala, Saba Aslam, Alan D. Dangour and Elaine Ferguson, Maternal BMI mediates the impact of crop-related agricultural work during pregnancy on infant length in rural Pakistan: a mediation analysis of cross-sectional data. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth Vol 19, Issue 504. December 2019.

  2. Ayesha Mysorewala, Climate Action in Pakistan: Policies at the Top versus Voices at the Bottom. Collective Blog. September 2019.

  3. Ayesha Mysorewala and Saba Aslam, The language of disability. Collective Blog. May 2019.

  4. Kabeer Dawani and Ayesha Mysorewala, The Chickens and Eggs Dilemma: Can Poultry Transfers Reduce Poverty? Collective Blog. December 2018.

    Keywords: Development, Poverty

  5. Ayesha Mysorewala, Of Market Queens and Women's Empowerment. Collective Blog. July 2018.

  6. Haris Gazdar and Ayesha Mysorewala, Large Surveys and Small Voices: Meanings of Hunger in Pakistan. Research Report. Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility. April 2016.

  7. Haris Gazdar, Hussain Bux Mallah and Ayesha Mysorewala, Pakistan Year 3 Findings from Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility Study. December 2015.

  8. Ayesha Mysorewala, Faced with Hunger: Durable Households or Resilient Networks of Women? Collective Blog. July 2015.

Press Publications

  1. Kabeer Dawani and Ayesha Mysorewala, Imran Khan may have counted his chickens before they're hatched. Dawn. December 2018.

    Keywords: Development, Poverty