Padmini was an Education Research Officer with Young Lives between 2015-17. She led on the design and implementation of the Young Lives secondary school effectiveness survey in Vietnam, working closely with the Education Team. She has a PhD in International Education from the University of Sussex. Her thesis, ‘Risk, rakhi and romance: learning about gender and sexuality in Delhi secondary schools’, is based on an ESRC-funded, mixed-methods study with young people (aged 15-17) in Delhi, India. Padmini also has an MA in International Education and Development from the University of Sussex, and a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford.
Padmini’s research interests include cognitive and non-cognitive skills development; gender and adolescence; sexual and reproductive health; and employing quantitative, qualitative and ethnographic research methods. A full list of her publications can be found here.