Dr Kate Orkin is Senior Research Fellow in Behavioural Economics at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Supernumerary Fellow of Merton College.
Kate leads the Mind and Behaviour Research Group at the Centre for the Study of African Economies, alongside Professor Stefan Dercon. The Group is a network of economists, psychiatrists and psychologists applying psychology to inform the design of programmes which either reduce poverty or improve governance and service delivery in low- and middle-income countries.
Kate completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Cape Town, and studied for her MPhil and DPhil at the University of Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. Kate went on to become a Junior Research Fellow at Merton College before joining the team at the Blavatnik School of Government.