Egle Tsirova


Egle TsirovaDoes neoliberalism create more harmful societies?

Supervisors: Professor Simon Pemberton and Dr Miguel Ribeiro Ramos

Egle’s research focuses on the causal links between features of neoliberalism and social harms. She is specifically interested in how factors - such as inequality, individualism, low levels of social cohesion/trust, household indebtedness, and precarious employment contribute to autonomy, relational and physical/mental health harms. Egle specialises in advanced quantitative methods, and her research utilises longitudinal, quasi-experiment and experimental research designs.



  • BA Social Policy and Criminology. University of Birmingham (2019)
  • MA Social Research (Social Policy) with Distinction. University of Birmingham (2021)

Research interests

  • Quantitative research methods
  • Neoliberalism
  • Social Harms
  • Inequality
  • Individualism
  • Social cohesion
  • Indebtedness
  • Precarious employment


Egle is a quantitative researcher who joined the University of Birmingham in 2015. Apart from her studies, she has worked as a quantitative Research Assistant on a project investigating energy poverty in Latin American countries in 2021 and currently is a Teaching Associate who covers seminars for the LC Social Research I module. 

Teaching responsibilities

Teaching Associate (Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology) - LC Social Research I 

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