I am a behavioural scientist with an interdisciplinary background and an interest in happiness, physical pain, socioeconomic factors, and public policy. Integrating methods from psychology and behavioural economics I explore how socioeconomic factors shape human wellbeing and behaviour. To study these topics, I use large-scale datasets and experiments as well as a wide variety of statistical methods.
I earned my PhD in Psychology from City, University of London in February 2020. During my PhD, I was a Research Associate in the Wellbeing Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and Political Science. After I finished my PhD, I was a Research Fellow at the Wellbeing Research Centre at the University of Oxford and a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. I am currently a Lecturer at City, University of London.
My work has been published in journals such as Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Science Advances, Social Science & Medicine and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. My reseach has also been featured in popular media outlets such as the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Behavioral Scientist, and The Telegraph.
My work can be found at www.luciamacchia.com