Lydia was an Education Researcher at Young Lives between 2019 and 2021, working on projects investigating education, gender, and skills.
Lydia is now Director of Research at Oxford MeasurEd and a Research Director at the National Centre for Social Research. She has worked on childhood and education research and evaluation in a range of countries including eSwatini, Ethiopia, India, Ghana, Peru, Vietnam and the UK.
Lydia's ongoing research interests include education, skills, gender, aspirations, mental health and wellbeing. She is particularly interested in participatory and longitudinal research methods.