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