I am an Associate Professor at the University College London Social Research Institute and a Research Associate at the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE). In 2016, I became a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
I completed my PhD in Economics as a Weidenfeld Scholar at the University of Oxford with a focus on labor economics and education economics. My research interests include the effects of childcare on maternal labor supply, non-cognitive skills and educational outcomes, gender and ambition, international comparisons of education systems, and inequalities in access to higher education and the labor market.
I teach Economics of Public Policy and Economics of Developing Countries to undergraduates at UCL. I am the co-author of the PISA 2015 national reports for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Before completing my PhD, I was a Fulbright Scholar to Germany and completed an MA in Education at the Free University Berlin. I have a BSFS in International Economics with a minor in German and European Studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.