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.
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, I have spent much of my time building, developing and managing the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT) project, as the project's co-Principal Investigator. I have also run and advised on various COVID-19 surveys, including the ICL-YouGov survey, and I am a member of the Lancet COVID-19 Commission's Mental Health Task Force.
My research broadly explores questions relating to the intended and unintended consequences of government policies.
Within the Lemann Foundation Programme, I focus on the themes of anti-corruption, public integrity, political polarisation, public service delivery and gender representation. To learn more about the Programme's knowledge production and practitioner engagement, please visit the Blavatnik School's dedicated page.
While OxCGRT is 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 research plans tackle questions relating to the prevention and avoidance of exacerbating inequalities, as part of the building back from COVID agenda.