Dr Marta Foresti
Senior IRiS Associate
Director ODI Europe and Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE
Marta is an established leader with extensive experience in global and national policy making and delivery. As well as being Director of ODI Europe Marta also leads its Human Mobility Initiative, managing the institute engagement on migration at a global, regional and local level. She is acted as Senior Policy Advisor for the consultation of the Global Compact For Migration, was a member of the Advisory Board of Refugeesdeeply.com, of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Migration Policy and Practice as well as of the Board of PorCausa.org.
Marta worked as a Senior Advisor to the Italian Treasury, as a Senior Manager at Save the Children and as a Researcher at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. Her interests include the political economy of development and reform, sustainable urban development, migration and human mobility, EU and neighbourhood policies, conflict and fragility. Marta has over 20 years of research policy formulation and delivery, as well as management experience and has an interest in applied social research methodologies and policy evaluation.