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.