Dr Francesca Cavallaro is a Research Fellow in Quantitative Methods for Programme Evaluation and will conduct quantitative analyses to evaluate the impact of the Informed Push Model in Senegal. She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Sciences at Oxford University. Francesca then worked in a sexual and reproductive health programme in western Kenya before joining the evaluation team at the PACT Project/Partners in Health in Boston, where she helped design the evaluation of a complex intervention using community health workers to improve chronic disease management.
After completing her MSc in Demography & Health at the LSHTM, she conducted her PhD research on indicators of unmet need for caesarean sections in sub-Saharan Africa. Francesca has experience of conducting reproductive health research using both population-based and facility-based data, particularly in West Africa.