15-17 Tavistock Place
I joined the Department of Global Health and Development as Research Fellow in Health Economics in September 2016. I have a MSc and BA in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Prior to LSHTM I worked on several impact evaluations of financial inclusion, adolescent empowerment, maternal and child health programmes in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia.
I am a seminar leader on the Introduction to Health Economics and on the Economic Analysis for Health Policy modules.
My research interests lie at the intersection of development, behavioural and health economics. Most of my work focuses on the evaluation of interventions aimed at improving health and economic outcomes for women and children in low and middle income countries.
I currently co-lead the impact evaluation of a school-based intervention to prevent violence against children in schools in Nyarugusu refugee camp in Kigoma, Tanzania (PVAC). In this context my research focuses on exploring the relationship between teacher classroom practices, school violence and children’s non-cognitive skills and social behaviours. The study is implemented in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee and Innovations for Poverty Action.
Previous work at LSHTM included two field experiments assessing the impact of information and social accountability interventions on the demand for maternal and child health care in rural India and a study aimed at measuring and understanding context effects in relation to self-reported measures of subjective wellbeing among women in rural villages of Uttar Pradesh. These studies were part of the Maternal healthcare markets Evaluation Team.
More recently I have also been involved in a study exploring the global patterns, determinants, and regional drivers of human trafficking using IOM’s Trafficked Migrants’ Assistance Database (TMAD). This work was part of a grant by the Freedom Fund to produce a data-driven evidence base on potential risk and protective factors associated with human trafficking and current forms of exploitation.