Lydia Marshall is a mixed methods Education Researcher in the Young Lives team, investigating topics including education, skills, gender and transitions to adulthood.
Before joining Young Lives, Lydia worked as a Research Director at the National Centre for Social Research and as a Research Associate at the Centre for Social Policy, conducting research around childhood, education and living standards in the UK. Prior to this, Lydia’s doctoral research at the University of Warwick explored children in urban Ethiopia’s motivations for going to school, examining how these aspirations shaped and were shaped by structural, cultural and personal factors.
Lydia's ongoing research interests include aspirations; education; gender; mental health and wellbeing. Countries she has worked in include eSwatini, Ethiopia, Ghana and the UK.