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Dr Marcella Vigneri

Research Fellow

Room
411

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am a development economist and specialise in the use of quantitative research methods to investigate a range of policy-relevant topics in international development.

Prior to joining the Environmental Health Group, I was affiliated to the Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning, supporting innovative research in impact evaluation methods and evidence synthesis. 

From 2007 to 2017 I served as quantitative lead researcher for several organisations, NGOs and think tanks including IFPRI’s Ghana Strategy Support Program, the UN's FAO and ILO, the World Bank, the Overseas Development Institute, and Oxfam GB where I played a leadership role in quality assuring the portfolio of Oxfam’s effectiveness reviews.

I hold a DPhil in Economics from Oxford University where I did original work on Ghana cocoa farmers based at the Centre for the Study of African Economies.

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Disease Control

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Global Health Economics Centre

Teaching

I have been a seminar leader for Principle of Social Research and Health Services in the MSc in Public Health.

Research

My current research focuses on providing technical support to a number of projects on hygiene behaviour in Sub-Saharan African countries. I am also interested in applying middle level theory to test causal process across theories of change to ensure knowledge transferability. I apply an interdisciplinary approach to my research in impact evaluation and evidence synthesis

Research Area
Complex interventions
Health systems
Hygiene
Public health
Statistical methods
Systematic reviews
Adolescent health
Agriculture
Behaviour change
Evidence use
Gender
Global Health
Impact evaluation
Methodology
Mixed methods
Randomised controlled trials
Schools
Discipline
Development studies
Policy analysis
Social Sciences
Country
Cote d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Ghana
Mali
Malawi
Tanzania
Zambia
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Epidemiology and development economics two sides of the same coin in impact evaluation.
Vigneri M; Clarke M; Exley J; Tugwell P; Welch V; White H
2022
Journal of clinical epidemiology
Using data differently and using different data
Almås I; Attanasio O; Jalan J; Oteiza F; Vigneri M
2018
Journal of Development Effectiveness
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