Liza was a Quantitative Research Assistant with Young Lives between 2012 and 2018. She worked on the nutrition research team, and on the development of survey instruments and questionnaires for Round 5 (2016) of the data collection process. She completed her MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, where her dissertation focused on trends in correlation of political identity across countries. She holds a BSc, also in Economics, from University College London. Liza is currently working on a PhD in Economics at ISER/Essex.
Liza's research with Young Lives has looked at child growth nutritional trajectories over childhood. She has worked on identifying patterns and determinants of child growth and malnutrition during different periods of childhood and the implications of these differing growth trajectories for cognitive achievement. Her research interests are in child growth, nutrition, intergenerational mobility, effects of socio-political processes on poverty and inequality outcomes.