Logo UNICEF Innocenti
Office of Research-Innocenti
menu icon



Jessica Daminelli

Social and Economic Policy Researcher

Jessica joined the UNICEF Innocenti - Global Office of Research and Foresight in 2021, where she supports different projects at the Social and Economic Policy Unit as a qualitative researcher. Previously, she worked as a research and evaluation consultant for national and international organisations on projects focusing on child-sensitive social protection, children’s rights, gender norms and education, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil. Jessica is particularly interested in involving children in research using participatory methodologies. With a background in Law and Political Sociology, she is currently a PhD candidate on Children and Youth Studies at University College Dublin, Ireland, with research looking into children and young people’s participation, agency, and citizenship practices.