Research Fellow
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Camilla joined the Department of Global Health and Development as Research Fellow in Health Economics in September 2016. She has a MSc and BA in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Prior to LSHTM Camilla worked on several impact evaluations of financial inclusion, adolescent empowerment, maternal and child health programmes in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia. Camilla is a member of the Child Protection Research Group within the Gender Violence and Health Centre (GVHC) and of the Centre for Health Economics In London (CHIL).

Camilla's research interests lie at the intersection of development, behavioural and health economics. Most of her work focuses on the evaluation of interventions aimed at improving health and economic outcomes for women and children in low and middle income countries. 

Camilla is working on the impact evaluation of a school-based intervention to prevent violence against children in schools in Nyarugusu refugee camp in Kigoma, Tanzania. In this context her research focuses on exploring the relationship between teacher classroom practices, school violence and children’s social capital, non-cognitive skills, and aggressive behaviours. The study is implemented in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee and Innovations for Poverty Action.

Previous work at LSHTM included two field experiments assessing the impact of information and social accountability interventions on the demand for maternal and child health care in rural India and a study aimed at measuring and understanding context effects in relation to self-reported measures of subjective wellbeing among women in rural villages of Uttar Pradesh. These studies were part of the Maternal healthcare markets Evaluation Team.

Camilla has also been involved in a study exploring the global patterns, determinants, and regional drivers of human trafficking using IOM’s Trafficked Migrants’ Assistance Database (TMAD). This work was part of a grant by the Freedom Fund to produce a data-driven evidence base on potential risk and protective factors associated with human trafficking and current forms of exploitation.

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