PhD candidate, London School of Economics and Political Science


Marta is studying for a PhD candidate in Health Economics and Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, under the supervision of Dr Mylène Lagarde and Dr Ranjeeta Thomas. Her research focuses  on the role of beliefs and expectations in health seeking behaviours, such as vaccine hesitancy and health investment decisions for school-aged children.

Previously, she was the Research, Policy and Projects Officer for the Mind and Behaviour Research Group (MBRG) at the Blavatnik School of Government and the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE). She supported research projects focusing on behavioural themes – on voter responses to polling information in South Africa, on the civic and community response to income shocks in Kenya, and on the measurement of psychological and mental health outcomes in field surveys. At the MBRG, she managed the administrative and financial running of the Group, as well as its policy and outreach activities. She previously worked as a research intern for the NGO WaterSHED Asia, Cambodia. Marta has a BA(Hons) in Economics and History from the University of Durham and an MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford.