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Here's my academic journey.

 

I am a behavioural scientist with an interdisciplinary background. My work involves quantitative research on human wellbeing and behaviour. Integrating methods from psychology and behavioural economics, I explore ways to improve people's mental and physical wellbeing.

I grew up in Argentina where (surprisingly!) I studied Business Administration. After four years working in the private sector, I became interested in the behavioural science of wellbeing and moved to the UK to study an MSc in Behavioural Economics. Once I finished the MSc, I did a PhD in Psychology in which I investigated the link between wellbeing and macroeconomic conditions. I continued my post-doctoral journey at the University of Oxford and the Harvard Kennedy School where I started working on prosocial behaviour and, mainly, physical pain. 

 

In my research, I explore the science of wellbeing. I focus on the aspects that can improve people's happiness, joy, quality of life, job satisfaction, and purpose at work as well as reduce uncomfortable emotions like stress. I also study physical pain from a socioeconomic, psychosocial, and behavioural perspective highlighting the role of emotional states in bodily pain. As pain can be the result of negative emotions like stress, I suggest that pain should be considered a key aspect of people's wellbeing. You can read more about this proposition and the science behind it here and here

Currently, I am a Lecturer at City, University of London; a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics; and a Research Affiliate in the Wellbeing Research Centre at the University of Oxford. 

I share science with non-academic audiences. I believe that it is essential that everyone benefits from scientific knowledge. I have written about my research in the Harvard Business Review and Scientific American and my work has been featured in popular media outlets such as Forbes, The Telegraph, the BBC, The Times, and The New York Times. You can view my academic CV here

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Putting the science of wellbeing into practice.

 

I help policymakers and organisations to improve the wellbeing of their citizens and employees by increasing happiness, reducing stress, and creating more meaningful lives. 

I deliver workshops and talks, teach courses, and design behavioural interventions to promote the key aspects that can improve people's wellbeing. 

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