I am an Associate Professor in Public Management at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, and Research Fellow at Green Templeton College. My research is on policy implementation, public service delivery, and bureaucratic reform, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. I also teach and research on the roles of evidence, context, and external validity in policymaking.
In 2022-23 I am on sabbatical as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University.
At the Blavatnik School I have served as academic co-director of the People in Government Lab and co-research director of the DeliverEd (delivering education reforms) project.
I co-convene the MPP core course on Evidence and Public Policy, the Organisational Effectiveness module of the Blavatnik School’s Public Leaders Programmes, and an eight-week online course on Evidence in Public Policy.
Prior to joining Oxford University I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University College London, Department of Economics, and completed my PhD in the Government Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I previously worked as an economist in Ghana’s Ministry of Trade and Industry as an Overseas Development Institute Fellow and was a Senior Researcher at the Economic Policy Research Institute in Cape Town. I also hold MSc degrees in African Studies and Economics for Development from the University of Oxford, and a BA in Economics from Williams College.