Category Archives: People

Kelly-Ann Fonderson

Job title: Communications and Events Officer
Email: kelly-ann.fonderson@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Biography

Kelly-Ann is a Communications and Events Officer at OPHI. She ensures the global MPI, national MPIs and OPHI’s strategic aims are effectively communicated to technical and non-research audiences.

Prior to OPHI, Kelly-Ann was an ACP Young Professional Network (ACP YPN) youth ambassador to the UN and European Union. She has facilitated workshops and panels internationally on youth inclusive decision-making in African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) – European Union (EU) relations. 

Kelly-Ann is a 2019 Tuwezeshe Akina Dada fellow sponsored by FORWARD UK, an NGO promoting the dignity of African women, while advocating against sexual and gender-based violence. Her research on women’s empowerment and land rights in Northwest Cameroon uses mixed methods to assess the gendered cultural, legal and economic barriers women face to owning land. Kelly-Ann has taught economics at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge and completed a research internship at the Institute of Historical Justice and Reconciliation.

Education

MPhil Development Studies, University of Oxford 
Bsc (Hons) Politics and International Relations, University of Bath

Research interests

International development; inequality; multidimensional poverty; law; gender and development, feminist economics; women’s empowerment; gender based violence; CRT.

Ana María Marin Morales

Job title: Events and Communications Officer
Email: ana.marinmorales@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Biography

Ana María Bossward-Marin is an Events and Communications Officer leading OPHI’s busy programme of international events and supporting OPHI’s communications.

By training, Ana is a visual and material culture anthropologist. Her research agenda includes joint projects with vulnerable communities, such as the repatriation of visual collections as tools for cultural revival initiatives and intergenerational dialogue with indigenous communities in Colombia. She has co-curated museum exhibitions and categorized and analysed archival material for the University of Oxford, the National General Archive of Colombia, and the National University of Colombia. 

Prior to OPHI, she was part of the CONPEACE: From Conflict Actors to Architects of Peace programme as a researcher, consultant, and a Colombian focal point developing and organising cross-stakeholder fora and briefings. 

Education

MSc in Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology, University of Oxford
BSc in Anthropology, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Research Interests 

Humanitarian and security crisis differential impact on ethnic communities located in Colombia’s border areas; how the role of memory could be amplified and better nuanced through the returning of audio-visual collections for the empowerment of communities located in conflict zones to propel local projects for peacebuilding and development. 

Dr Herizo Andrianandrasana

Job Title: Researcher
Email: Please contact ophi@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Biography

Herizo is using remote sensing and GIS techniques to look at key environmental variables that can be associated with the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). He is now working with Sabina Alkire and Dyah Pritadrajati to write a paper on changes in MPI and environmental deprivations in Madagascar.

Herizo completed his DPhil in 2017 at the Oxford Long Term Ecology Lab (OxLEL) Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. To our knowledge, he is the first Malagasy person to be awarded a doctorate degree at the University of Oxford.

He is a conservation practitioner with 18 years’ experience in community-based conservation approach including participatory ecological monitoring in Madagascar.

He won the 2014 Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa, presented by HRH Prince William, and the 2006 Ramsar Crane Bank Award.

Education

DPhil in Conservation Biology, University of Oxford
Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice, University of Oxford DEA (MSc) in Ecology and Development, University of Antananarivo
Water and Forest Engineer degree, Department of Forestry, University of Antananarivo

Research interests

Biodiversity conservation; conservation impact evaluation; remote sensing, and GIS.

Selected publications

Hudson M., Andrianandrasana H., Lewis R., Gerrie R. and Concannon L. (2018). Unprecedented rates of deforestation in Menabe Antimena: Can we halt this catastrophic damage? Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. www.durrell.org

Waeber, P.O., Ratsimbazafy J.H., Andrianandrasana H., Ralainasolo, F.B., & Nievergelt, C.M. (2018). ‘Hapalemur alaotrensis, a conservation case study from the swamps of Alaotra, Madagascar’, Barnett A.A., Matsuda, I., and Nowak, K. (eds). (2019). Primates in Flooded Habitats; Ecology and Conservation, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

GOFC-GOLD (2017). A Sourcebook of Methods and Procedures for Monitoring Essential Biodiversity Variables in Tropical Forests with Remote Sensing. Report version UNCBD COP-13, GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Project Office, Wageningen University, The Netherlands. ISSN: 2542-6729.

Danielsen, F., Jensen, P.M., Burgess, N., Holt, S., Andrianandrasana, H., Sam, R., Brashares, J., Burton, A.C., Rueda, R., Corpuz, N., Massao, J., Young, R., Lewis, R., Sørensen, M., Poulsen, M.K., Alviola, F., Funder, M., Skielboe, T., Fjeldså, J., Hübertz, H., Enghoff, M., Topp-Jørgensen, Elmer J., Ngaga, Y.M., Jensen, A., Indiana, C. (2014). ‘Who needs a degree? A comparison of trends in tropical resources measured by villagers and scientists’, BioScience 64, 3, pp. 236–251.

Ratsimbazafy J.H., Ralainasolo F.B., Rendings A., Contreras J.M., Andrianandrasana H., Mandimbihasina A.R., Nievergelt C.M., Lewis R., & Waeber P.O. (2013). ‘Gone in a puff of smoke? Hapalemur alaotrensis at a great risk of extinction’, Lemur News 17.

Danielsen F., Skutsch M., Burgess N.D., Jensen P.M., Andrianandrasana H., Karky B., Lewis R., Lovett J.C., Massao J., Ngaga Y., Phartiyal P., Poulsen M.K., Singh S.P., Solis S., Sørensen M., Tewari A., Young R. and Zahabu E. (2010). ‘At the heart of REDD+: a role for local people in monitoring forests?’ Conservation Letters 4–2, 158–167. doi 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2010.00159.x

Zinner, D., Wygoda, C., Razafimanantsoa, L., Rasoloarison, R., Andrianandrasana, H., Ganzhorn, J.U. & Toler, F. (2014). ‘Analysis of deforestation patterns in the central Menabe, Madagascar, between 1973 and 2010’. Regional Environmental Change 14, pp. 157–166.

Copsey, A.J., Jones, J.P.G., Andrianandrasana. H., Rajaonarison LH & Fa JE (2009). ‘Burning to fish: local explanations for wetland burning in Lac Alaotra, Madagascar’, Oryx 43, pp. 403–406. doi:10.1017/S0030605308000525

Andrianandrasana, H., Randriamahefasoa, J., Durbin, J., Lewis, R.E., & Ratsimbazafy, J.H. (2005). ‘Participatory ecological monitoring of the Alaotra wetlands in Madagascar’, Biodiversity and Conservation 14, pp. 2757–2774. doi 10.1007/s10531-005-8413-y

Danielsen, F., Burgess, N.D., Balmford, A., Fjeldså, J., Andrianandrasana, H., Becker, C.D., Bennun, L., Brashares, J.S., Jones, J.P.G., Stuart-Hill, G., Topp-Jorgensen, E., Townsend, W.R., Uychiaoco, A.J., Whitten, T. and Yonten, D. (2006) ‘Monitoring matters: evaluating locally-based biodiversity monitoring in developing countries’, Oryx 40, pp. 12–17.

Andrianandrasana, H. (2001). ‘Ecological study of the rarest tortoise Geochelone yniphora (Vaillant, 1885) in Baly Bay Soalala Madagascar’, Dodo 36, p. 92.

Dr Ryohei Mogi

Job title: Consultant
Email: Please contact ophi@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Biography

Ryohei is a Consultant at OPHI and a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Demographic Studies in Barcelona. He is responsible for editing the manuscripts of the OPHI Working Paper series. His substantive research focus is fertility, particularly childlessness and intimacy. 

Education

PhD in Demography, Autonomous University of Barcelona and Centre for Demographic Studies
European Research Certificate in Demography, European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD), Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and La Sapienza University of Rome
MA in Economics, Meiji University
BA in Economics, Meiji University

Research Interests

Demography; Family demography; Formal demography; Fertility; Childlessness; Intimacy; Union formation.

Selected publications

Riffe, T., Acosta, E., …, Mogi, R., et al. (forthcoming). ‘A database of age-structured COVID-19 cases and deaths (COVerAGE-DB)’, International Journal of Epidemiology.

Lazzari, E., Mogi, R., and Canudas-Romo, V. (forthcoming). ‘Educational gradient and parity contribution to completed cohort fertility decline in low fertility settings’, Population Studies

Mogi, R., Nisén, J., and Canudas-Romo, V. (2021). ‘Cross-sectional average length of life childless’, Demography, 8937427.

Mogi, R. and del Mundo, M. (2020). ‘Decomposing changes in first birth trends: Quantum, timing, or variance’, Vienna Yearbook of Population Research, vol. 18 (online-first).

Esteve, A., Boertien, D., Mogi, R., and Lozano, M. (2020). ‘Understanding fertility variations across below-replacement societies: A challenge for demography’, Vienna Yearbook of Population Research, vol. 18 (online-first).

Mogi, R. and Canudas-Romo, V. (2020). ‘Cross-sectional average length of life by parity: Illustration for the US cohorts in reproductive ages in 2015’, in (R. Schoen ed.), Analyzing Contemporary Fertility, pp. 293–306, Springer.

Uchikoshi, F. and Mogi, R. (2018). ‘Order matters: The effect of premarital pregnancy on second childbearing in Japan’, Demographic Research, vol. 39(48), pp.1305–1330. Mogi, R. and Canudas-Romo, V. (2018). ‘Expected years ever married’, Demographic Research, vol. 38(47), pp.1423–1456.

Curriculum vitae

Ryohei Mogi’s CV (PDF).

Alexandra Fortacz

Alexandra Fortacz

Job title: Consultant
Email: Please contact ophi@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Biography

Alexandra works as a research and policy consultant for OPHI advising and producing policy briefs and supporting research projects. She has previously worked in international relations and development in Uganda and Strasbourg, for governmental, non-governmental and international institutions. 

Education

MPhil in International Relations, University of Oxford
BA in Political Science, University of Vienna

Research Interests

Conflict and peace; Capability Approach; Multidimensional poverty; Human development; Human rights; Citizenship. 

Dr Rizwan ul Haq

Job title: Research Associate
Email: Please contact ophi@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Biography

Rizwan is a Research Associate at OPHI. He is also Assistant Professor of Development Studies at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics where he is Head of the Department of Development Studies. He has more than 18 years of experience in population and development mainly focusing on poverty, ageing and health. He has worked in the United Nations Development Programme in the preparation of National Human Development Report for Pakistan on Youth.

Education

PhD Demography, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
MSc Population Studies, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
MSc Statistics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Research Interests

Poverty; health; well-being; migration; and population and development. 

Dr Putu Natih

Job Title: Researcher
Email: Please contact ophi@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Biography

Putu supports the outreach team at OPHI and is also currently helping with harmonising data for the global MPI. Putu is also a Statistics/Quantitative Methods tutor at Keble College.

Before OPHI, Putu worked as a Research Assistant at the Blavatnik School of Government, helping with constructing Stata do-files and analysing how technology can further good governance. She has worked as a Research Assistant to Professor Ari Kuncoro (University of Indonesia) and Professor Vernon Henderson (Brown University) on, among other research topics, disaster resilience in Indonesia.

Education

DPhil Social Policy (Jardine-Oxford Scholar), Trinity College, University of Oxford
MPhil Development Studies (Jardine Scholar), Trinity College, University of Oxford
Bachelor of Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia

Research Interests

Poverty; multidimensional poverty measurement; inequality; social policy

Selected Publications

Phillips, T., Kira, B., Tartakowsky, A., Dolan, J. and Natih, P. (2020). ‘Digital technology governance: developing countries’ priorities and concerns’, Digital Pathways at Oxford, no. 3.

Natih, P. G. L. (2020, August 13). ‘How Digital Technology Can Reduce Inequality’, The Jakarta Post

Natih, P. G. L. (2017, November 10). ‘Freedom from Poverty: Reflection on Heroes Day’, The Jakarta Post

Natih, P. G. L. (2015). ‘Technical Efficiency Levels of Rural Banks (BPRs) in West Java: A Stochastic Frontier Approach.’ Economics and Finance in Indonesia, 61(3), pp. 223–240.

Ingrid Høegh


Job title: Research Assistant
Email: Please contact ophi@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Biography

Ingrid supports OPHI’s writing and production of policy briefs and reports on multidimensional poverty. She is also a Research Assistant at the Centre for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo, and has previously worked for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sarajevo and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New Delhi.

Education

MPhil in Development Studies, University of Oxford
BA(Hons) Combined Honours in Social Sciences (Politics and International Relations, History and Economics), Durham University

Research Interests

Gender and women’s empowerment; women’s movements; feminist theory; poverty and human development; China-Africa and India-Africa relations

Ayush Patel

Job title: Researcher
Email: Please contact ophi@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Biography

Ayush works with OPHI creating data visualization outputs and dashboards related to Multidimensional Poverty Indices (MPI). He also works on creating a guide for coding MPI using R.

His previous work involves research on rights-based laws in India and working with elected representatives and state governments for the implementation and monitoring of welfare programmes in Maharashtra, India.

Ayush is a RStudio certified tidyverse instructor and enjoys teaching data analysis skills using R.

Education

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Analytics, University of Mumbai
Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Finance, University of Mumbai
Bachelor of Engineering, Gujarat Technological University

Research Interests

Development Economics; Multidimensional Poverty; Rights-Based Laws

Curriculum vitae

Ayush Patel’s CV (PDF)

Professor Amartya Sen

Professor Amartya Sen

Job Title: Advisor

Biography

The work of OPHI is grounded in the capability approach developed by Amartya Sen who remains a much valued advisor. 

Amartya Sen is Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, at Harvard University.  He has been the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and a Professor of Economics at Jadavpur University Calcutta, the Delhi School of Economics, and the London School of Economics, and Drummond Professor of Political Economy at Oxford University.

Amartya Sen has also served as President of the Econometric Society, the American Economic Association, the Indian Economic Association, and the International Economic Association.  He was formerly Honorary President of OXFAM and is now its Honorary Advisor.  His research has ranged over social choice theory, economic theory, ethics and political philosophy, welfare economics, theory of measurement, decision theory, development economics, public health, and gender studies.  

Amartya Sen’s books have been translated into more than thirty languages, and include Choice of Techniques (1960), Growth Economics (1970), Collective Choice and Social Welfare (1970), On Economic Inequality (1973, 1997); Poverty and Famines (1981);  Utilitarianism and Beyond (jointly with Bernard Williams, 1982); Choice, Welfare and Measurement (1982), Commodities and Capabilities (1985), The Standard of Living (1987), On Ethics and Economics (1987); Hunger and Public Action (jointly with Jean Drèze, 1989); Inequality Re-examined (1992); The Quality of Life (jointly with Martha Nussbaum, 1993);  Development as Freedom (1999); Rationality and Freedom (2002); The Argumentative Indian (2005); Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny (2006), The Idea of Justice (2009), An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions (jointly with Jean Drèze, 2013), and The Country of First Boys (2015).  

Amartya Sen’s awards include Bharat Ratna (India); Commandeur de la Legion d’Honneur (France); the National Humanities Medal (USA); Ordem do Merito Cientifico (Brazil); Honorary  Companion of Honour (UK); the Aztec Eagle (Mexico); the Edinburgh Medal (UK); the George Marshall Award (USA); the Eisenhower Medal (USA). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998.