Julia Ruiz Pozuelo
I am a doctoral student at the Oxford Department of Psychiatry and a research assistant at the Centre for the Studies of African Economies (CSAE) at the Blavatnik School of Government.
In my DPhil — supervised by Prof. Alan Stein and Prof. Stefan Dercon — I am exploring the relationship between depression and risk-taking among adolescents living in low- and middle-income countries.
As part of my work, I collaborate with a multidisciplinary group of psychologists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists and development economists to develop a digital intervention for depressed adolescents living in low-resource settings.
Prior to commencing my DPhil, I studied Economics at Carlos III University of Madrid and at UC Berkeley and hold an MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford. In between my studies, I worked as a Research Analyst in the Global Economy and Development program at The Brookings Institution.
Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: Depressive Symptoms and Risky Behaviours among Adolescents in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
RUIZ POZUELO J. et al, (2021), Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Cash transfers in adolescence: a developmental perspective.
Pozuelo JR. et al, (2020), Lancet Child Adolesc Health, 4, 177 - 178
Happiness, stress, and age: how the U curve varies across people and places
Graham C. and Ruiz Pozuelo J., (2017), Journal of Population Economics, 30, 225 - 264