Dr Catherine Namome

DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
TELEPHONE: 012 302 2216
EMAIL: cnamome@hsrc.ac.za

Dr Catherine Namome is a Senior Researcher in the Inclusive Economic Development (IED) programme at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). Her research is in the area of Economics of Education and Applied Micro-econometrics for development. Her research interest relates to three broad themes in education: (a) investigating different channels through which interventions by either teachers, parents or pedagogical coaches can improve school quality; (b) improving the quality of teachers through capacity building and (c) impacts of technology in education.

Before she joined the HSRC, Dr Namome worked as an Economist in the Agricultural Research Council and a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Tshwane University of Technology. Dr. Namome has worked on numerous research projects such as a cross-sectional study on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS); and Teacher Assessment Resource for Monitoring and Improving Instruction (TARMII): an online assessment resource for South Africa. She has advanced econometrics skills such as multilevel modelling techniques that address hierarchical structures in data.

Ms Namome holds an undergraduate degree from Makerere University; a Master of Science from the University of Pretoria and a PhD in Economics from the University of Cape Town. Her thesis focussed on modelling the economics of tobacco control in Africa. She is a Bill and Melinda Gates scholar and was awarded funding for her PhD in 2015.

Ms Namome has co-authored monographs (books) such as TARMII 3.0 and has published three journal articles in accredited journals; co-authored policy briefs and presented at national and international conferences.