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Julia Ruiz Pozuelo

DPhil Student

DPhil student

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.