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Dr Muhammad Waqas

Assistant Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Management
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Telephone +441274 238557


Muhammad Waqas joined the University of Bradford in January 2020 as a Lecturer in Economics. Previously, he has worked at the University of Leeds, University of York, University of Sheffield and University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He has published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals. His most recent research paper is published in a 4* peer-reviewed journal. Muhammad is especially interested in economics of migration, applied microeconomics and applied econometrics. Most of his research is on immigration and the issues revolving around immigration. Muhammad’s doctorate is from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. In his PhD, he investigated the aspects of immigration and attitudes towards immigration in England and Wales. He also has dual M.Sc. Economics degrees from Sweden and Pakistan.

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Immigration Issues

Attitudes towards immigration

Subjective wellbeing


Applied Microeconomics

Applied Econometrics

Labour Economics

Health Economics


Teaching highlights

Data Analysis


Statistics for Economists

Applied Econometrics

Introductory Econometrics

Economic Applications

Advanced Economics

Development of Economic Ideas

Intermediate Microeconomics

Teaching interests

Data Analysis


Applied Econometrics



Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-09: University of the Punjab, Pakistan - M.Sc. Economics
  • 01-JAN-11: Umeå University, Sweden - M.Sc. Economics
  • 01-JAN-15: University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK - Ph.D. Economics
  • 15-MAY-16: Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University - Research Associate
  • 01-OCT-16: The University of Sheffield - Research Associate
  • 01-FEB-18: University of York - Research Associate
  • 01-MAY-18: University of Leeds - Research Associate
  • 08-JAN-20: University of Bradford - Lecturer in Economics
  • Higher Education Academy, UK, Associate Fellow
  • 01-JAN-11: - The Peter and Norah Lomas Scholarship


Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleIt's Not All about the Economy Stupid! Immigration and Subjective Well-Being in England (2019)
AuthorsHowley P.;Waqas M.;Moro M.;Delaney L.;Heron T.
JournalWork, Employment and Society
TitleAlcohol screening and brief intervention in police custody suites: Pilot Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial (AcCePT) (2018)
AuthorsAddison M.;Mcgovern R.;Angus C.;Becker F.;Brennan A.;Brown H.;Coulton S.;Crowe L.;Gilvarry E.;Hickman M.;Howel D.;Mccoll E.;Muirhead C.;Newbury-Birch D.;Waqas M.;Kaner E.
JournalAlcohol and Alcoholism
TitleAre Immigrants in Favour of Immigration? Evidence from England and Wales (2017)
AuthorsBraakmann N.;Waqas M.;Wildman J.
JournalB.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy