• Researcher/Consultant
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London, UK
  • 18/05/2022
Research assistant, Researcher, Senior researcher Education and Skills Environment and Energy EU Policies Inequalities Labour Markets and Employment Public Policy and Regulation

Personal Summary

Doctoral Researcher at the London School of Economics and Scholar in 'Analysing and Challenging Inequalities' at the International Inequalities Institute. Four years of work experience in international economic and social policymaking through policy analysis, design and implementation. Particular expertise in labour markets, social assistance, economic and social inequalities, income poverty as well as in quasi-experimental quantitative methods.

Work Experience

Policy Officer
Jun 2019 - Aug 2021 European Commission
1. Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (Jun 2019-Oct 2020)
  • Provided technical support to Spain, France, Portugal and Greece with the design and implementation of voluntary structural reforms in the areas of labour markets, social affairs and education
  • Improved and assessed reform requests from Member States after liaising with ministry officials
  • Managed the adequate design and implementation of reform projects working with ministry officials and reform providers. This involved drafting Requests for Services/Invitations for Proposals; evaluating tenders/grant proposals; reviewing project deliverables; and attending Steering Committee meetings

2. Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (Nov 2020-Aug 2021)

  • Informed the definition of research and innovation policy by providing evidence-based analyses of policy developments and technological trends related to the socio-economic and ecological transitions
  • Assessed the research and innovation components of Member States' Recovery and Resilience Plans, which describe the reforms and investments that countries plan to implement with the support of the Next Generation EU funds
  • Managed research and innovation procurement and grant projects related to the European Green Deal
Oct 2018 - Mar 2019 European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Consulting experience as part of the Master of Public Administration curriculum at the LSE

  • Undertook a quantitative research project for the Economics department to elucidate firm- and industry-level characteristics associated with employment growth and high wages in Croatia and Latvia

  • Critically engaged with existing literature on the topic to identify gaps and provide alternative methods

  • Collected, cleaned and processed firm-level panel data using Orbis database and Stata as well as performed a descriptive and econometric analysis of the data

  • Presented a final report titled ‘An empirical study of employment dynamics in Croatia and Latvia’, which included recommendations for the EBRD to (re)evaluate its investment strategy, and which was described by the EBRD as having surpassed all their expectations

Research Assistant
Jul 2015 - Jul 2016 Bank of England
  • Assisted senior economists at the Center for Central Banking Studies, which delivers expert advice to other central banks issuing guidance into best-practice monetary and financial policy

  • Investigated the co-movement between unemployment and house prices in the UK as well as the Bank’s credibility in the British media in collaboration with academics

  • Retrieved raw data from Orbis and Datastream and manipulated it using Stata when working on research projects and on the content of expert guidance seminars

  • Analysed literature on topics such as minimum wages and the shadow banking system

  • Drafted monthly summary reports on the Pre-Monetary Policy Committee meetings


PhD in Social Policy
Oct 2021 - Jan 2025 The London School of Economics and Political Science,
Master of Public Administration in Public and Economic Policy
Oct 2017 - May 2019 The London School of Economics and Political Science,
BSc (Hons) Politics with Economics
Oct 2013 - Jun 2017 University of Bath