Samira joined the Malabo Montpellier Panel Team as a Research Associate in February 2020. Previously, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Food Systems, Health and the Environment at SOAS, University of London where she was working on the Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems (SHEFS) project.
Her recent research has focused on analysing the multi-level drivers of fruits and vegetables consumption, primarily using India’s National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) household data. Her Ph.D. research focused on the multidimensional drivers of dietary diversification in middle and low-income countries using large-scale secondary household and individual-level survey data. During her Ph.D., she was also a research consultant for the Advancing Research on Nutrition and Agriculture (ARENA) project at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Prior to pursuing her Ph.D. in Economics at The University of Adelaide, she was a research analyst at International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (ICDDR, B) in Bangladesh.