Kat joined the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti in 2013 after two and a half years as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Quantitative Methods in Social and Political Sciences at the University of Oxford (Nuffield College). She has completed her PhD in Social Policy & Economics at the University of York in 2010. She has ten years of experience in applied quantitative social science research at universities and international organisations. Her main research interests are in the areas of comparative social policy, focusing on the interplay between government policies and individual level outcomes, such as poverty, deprivation, and labour market participation. Kat is currently working on two projects on child well-being and equity: Innocenti Report Card series and Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA).