Elisabetta Aurino

Imperial College London

Dr. Elisabetta Aurino's research focuses on  child development - particularly around inequalities of health, nutrition and education outcomes over the lifecourse as well as on nutrition and diets, with a specific focus on linkages between agriculture and nutrition.

Elisabetta obtained her PhD in Development Economics from the University Roma Tre in Italy where she focused on the measurement of multidimensional phenomena, particularly food security and childhood poverty.The suite of indicators she developed during her PhD is now being used by FAO in order to track  global progress around food security.

Before joining the Partnership for Child Development in July 2014, Elisabetta worked at Young Lives, an international study of childhood poverty at the University of Oxford, where she still holds the position of research associate. Also, she offered extensive consultancy for FAO Statistics Division in Rome and UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa in New York on food security.