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     I am an Associate Professor in Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University, where I also serve as Director of the Lemann Foundation Programme for the Public Sector

My research explores questions relating to the intended and unintended consequences of government policies, bias and stereotyping. I currently spend most of my research time working on gender, political polarisation, trust and public integrity. I oversee research on health and education policies and outcomes, and government coordination more broadly, as part of the Lemann Foundation Programme. The Programme also produces materials aimed at practitioners and organises seminars across universities. 


Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, much of my time has been spent building, developing and managing the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT) project, as the project's co-Principal Investigator from the outset; as well as running and advised on various COVID-19 surveys, including the ICL-YouGov survey; and serving as a member of the Lancet COVID-19 Commission's Mental Health Task Force.


While OxCGRT was primarily a data-provision project, the team has also conducted research into how well COVID-19 protective policies are working around the world, and into patterns in governments’ decision-making. Both the Lemann Foundation Programme and OxCGRT's current research agendas tackle questions relating to the prevention and avoidance of exacerbating inequalities, in part informed by the need to build back from pandemic. 

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