I am a development economist working on child and adolescent development. I am passionate and committed to research that can contribute to positive societal change through better food security, health, and education for all children.
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 European Research Council Starting grantee (2023-2028).
As child development is highly complex, my work is highly interdisciplinary, lying at the intersection of economics, global health, education, and developmental psychology. I very much enjoy collaborating with a wide range of experts in these fields to develop contextual evidence that can support effective policies.
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.
November 2022: New postdoc position open in our LEAD project!! Read about it here
January 2022: 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