Nata Duvvury

Member of the IAFFE Board of Directors

National University of Ireland Galwway
Galway, Ireland

Nata Duvvury is Senior Lecturer and Co-Director, Center for Global Women’s Studies and Leader of Gender and Public Policy Cluster in the Whitaker Institute at National University of Ireland, Galway. Dr. Nata Duvvury is an international development expert with more than 25 years of experience in gender, development and empowerment. Her work includes research and advocacy on gender based violence, women’s property rights and HIV and AIDS in a variety of settings including conflict and post-conflict contexts.  Her recent work focuses on economic and social costs of violence against women, gendered impacts of recession and recovery, and gender and health impacts of extended working life policies.

She is internationally known for leading the research agenda on costs of violence. She was the lead author of the Costs of Intimate Partner Violence at the Household and Community Levels: An Operational Framework for Developing Countries, which was the first attempt to layout a operational framework relevant to developing countries. She was the lead author for a recent World Bank Discussion Paper titled Intimate Partner Violence: Economic Costs and Consequences. As lead author she led the development of a conceptual framework links between IPV and economic growth, provided a roadmap of costing methodologies with varying level of data availability, and estimated empirically sectoral output loss in Vietnam. Dr. Duvvury is currently leading a four-year multi-country study on social and economic costs of violence against women and girls with funding from DFID.

Another area of her research is focused on gender, labour markets and welfare state. Under this broad theme, she has worked on issues of older women workers’ access to pensions, gendered impacts of recession and austerity and more recently on precarious employment and older workers. She received funding from CARDI to lead a cross-border research on pensions and older women and published a number of reports and articles. She is actively involved several networks including an Irish Research Council funded network on Gender and Employment across the Lifecourse and Board member of the Research Stream on Gender, Labour and Welfare State of the European Sociological Association. She worked closely with Aine Ni Leime to submit a successful proposal for a COST Action on Gender and Health Impacts of Extended Working Life and is Work Package Leader on Policy Toolkits.


Updated August 2016