Alessandra supports the Research Facilitation and Knowledge Management team at the UNICEF Office of Research- Innocenti. She works on a variety of projects relating to Youth and Adolescence; including the social network maps of evidence stakeholders, designing and leading sessions on youth-led research, and acting as researcher on the Global Kids Online impact study to be conducted in Bulgaria, Ghana, Argentina and Uruguay. She first joined the team at Innocenti to support the Best of Unicef Research exercise.
With a background in Social Anthropology, she has extensive experience in qualitative research and project management working with both the public sector and academia in South America and the UK, and with a focus on public health, disability and education.
She holds a postgraduate degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.