Natalie joined the Economics Department in 2022 from the Department of International Development (QEH), where she led a mixed-methods project on spatial spillover effects of cash transfer programmes and was Senior Research Officer at OPHI (Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative). Concurrently she is a Tutorial Fellow in Economics at Lady Margaret Hall. Earlier she completed a CDF at St John's College and the Economics Department and was an ODI Fellow in Sierra Leone.
She has a DPhil and MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford and a BA in Natural Sciences (Physics) from the University of Cambridge. Her research interests lie in the intersection of welfare economics and development economics, with a focus on measurement of socioeconomic outcomes including poverty and empowerment. Natalie is the course lead and Economics subject lead for the Foundation Year in PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics