Marcella has a part time position playing a leadership role in strengthening and quality assuring the portfolio of Oxfam's effectiveness reviews of livelihoods, women's empowerment and resilience interventions. She coordinates with and supports the other three Global Impact Evaluation Advisors as they undertake effectiveness reviews.
Marcella is a development economist, based in Oxford, with over 10 years of experience in policy research. Her expertise is in agricultural markets in rural Africa although her work includes range of development issues: child malnutrition and food security, gender difference in rural livelihoods, and targeting of social protection.
Marcella's previous work includes collaborative research with the FAO, the International Cocoa Initiative (Switzerland) and a three year period as research fellow with the ODI. Marcella worked on cocoa for her doctoral thesis at Oxford and has collaborated with IFPRI's Ghana Strategy Programme since 2007 on various research pieces on cocoa in Ghana. She was the quantitative lead for Oxfam's Women's Collective Action learning project in Africa.