I am a development economist working on food security and child and adolescent health, nutrition and education. I am passionate and committed to research that can contribute to positive societal change through better food security, health and education for all children.
My work is highly interdisciplinary, lying at the intersection of economics, global health and developmental psychology.
I am an Assistant Professor of Development Economics at the University of Barcelona School of Economics. I am a Jacobs Foundation Fellow (2022-2024) and a ERC-Stg grantee (2021 ).
Prior to my appointment at the University Of Barcelona, I worked at Imperial College, the University of Oxford (at the Young Lives study), and I spent one year visiting the Econ dept. at the University Pompeu Fabra. I also provided research consultancies on issues related to child development globallyfor the University of Pennsylvania, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, International Fund for Agriculture Development, World Food Program and the European Commission, among others.
January 2021: I am excited to share that I have been awarded an ERC-Stg grant and a Jacobs Foundation fellowship to study ways to support children during their early adolescence years. More on these projects soon!
September 2021: New paper! Trends and status of adolescent nutrition in Ghana
June 2021: New paper! Social protection for child development in crises. Read it here
November 2020: The COVID crisis is exacerbating a very precarious food security situation for million of children around the world. Read my op-ed in the Conversation Africa
September 2020: I am excited to be leading two new projects related to the Covid crisis in Africa:
1. SMS nudges to improve child development, remote learning and gender parity in Ghana (funding by World Bank SIEF, AEA RCT Registry ID: AEARCTR-0006118)
2. Phone surveys to parents, children and teachers in a longitudinal sample in Ghana to uncover their experiences of the pandemic (UKRI Global Challenges Fund)