I am a behavioural scientist with an interdisciplinary background and an interest in happiness, physical pain, socioeconomic factors, and public policy. Integrating methods from psychology and behavioural economics I explore how socioeconomic factors shape human wellbeing and behaviour. To study these topics, I use large-scale datasets and experiments as well as a wide variety of statistical methods. 


I enjoy communicating science to non-academic audiences. I have written about my research in the Harvard Business Review and Behavioural Scientist and my work has been featured in popular media outlets such as Forbes, Psychology Today, The Telegraph, and the BBC.

I am currently a Lecturer at City, University of London. 
You can email me at lucia.macchia@city.ac.uk