Social and Economic Policy Researcher
Sabbiana is currently a consultant with Innocenti, working on the EU Child Guarantee project, managing research on practice initiatives targeted at disabled children, Roma children and migrant children. She holds a PhD in Sociology and an MSc in Development Economics at the University of Florence. Sabbiana has expertise both in qualitative and quantitative research methods. She has experience as a researcher and evaluation consultant with various NGOs and organizations, including UNICEF and Oxfam, with a particular focus on vulnerable children, social inclusion and support to civil society organizations. She has field-based research experience in Ecuador, Liberia, Palestine, Ethiopia. From 2017 to 2019 Sabbiana has also worked as Child Protection Specialist with IOM responding to the migrant emergency in Italy, in the protection of refugees and migrants, with a special focus in the protection of unaccompanied children victims of trafficking for sexual and labor exploitation. Previously she was a practitioner working for various NGOs to support the social inclusion of Roma children, migrant unaccompanied children (girls victims of trafficking) and people with disabilities.