About me

I come from Cremona, Italy. I studied economics and specialised in education policy in international development. I have a PhD from the University of Tampere (Finland) on  community participation in the education sector in Cambodia. I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute researching knowledge systems and evidence-informed based policymaking. Since December 2017, I am an Associate Editor at the journal Evidence & Policy.

I am member of EduKnow at the Faculty of Education at the University of Tampere. EduKnow is an international research group which discusses and explores knowledge, power, and politics in education. I have lived and worked overseas during the the last eighteen years in Scotland, Spain, Finland, Nepal, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia. In July 2017, I moved back with my family to Finland. We live in Tampere.

I am passionate about international development, in particular education policy and evidence-informed policymaking. This blog is my personal work, and does not necessarily represent the views and opinions of any of my current or past employers.


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