Cristina is an evidence synthesis consultant, working on a Rapid Evidence Assessment on the Impact of Educational Policies and Programmes on Child Work and Child Labour in Low-and-Middle-Income Countries. She holds a MSc in Interventions in Childhood from Jönköping University, Sweden.
Over the past years, Cristina’s research focus has been on play interaction of children with behavioural difficulties, and on the participation of youth with neurodevelopmental disorders–such as ASD and ADHD–in home-, school-, and community settings. Her other areas of specialisation cover early intervention, special education, and mental health.
Throughout her education and career development, Cristina’s goal has been to advocate for children’s rights and play-based learning through co-creative and inclusive methods in research. Her vision for the world is one where all children and young people have a voice and are active participants in their communities.