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Toa Giroletti is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Social Innovation and Impact at the University of Northampton. She has a bachelor degree in Cooperation and Development and MCs from the University of Pavia (Italy) in Economics, Politics and International Institutions. In 2017 she obtained her Ph.D. in Quantitative Models for Policy Analysis from the Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Piacenza (Italy).
Since her bachelor she has been working in numerous research team at local as well as international level, focusing especially on the design of quantitative, qualitative, as well as mixed methods data collection and data analysis. In particular, she carried out fieldwork for her master thesis in Colombia and contributed to the data collection for the European founded project "Creating Economic Space for Social Innovation CrESSI". Within the institute, her role comprehends the submission of new research proposals, the implementation of all stages of the project, the consequent data analysis, and dissemination. She is currently working on several projects, focusing on social impact. 


I am also a Full Accreditated Researcher under the Office for National Statistics Research Accreditation Service.

Research Interests

Toa’s current research interests are focused on the individuals’ perceptions of deprivation and well-being applied to the study of social innovations. Furthermore, she is interested in the data collection of primary data and the methodological issues that arise when individuals’ conditions are investigated using subjective evaluation. 


Candidate - Le Thanh Tuyen

Measuring Social Impact of Biosphere Reserves for Sustainable Development


Candidate - Paramjit Kaur Lal 

Lipid optimisation in primary care for patients at high and very high risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Other Responsibilities

Additional Training

Safe Researcher Training (SRT) course. 17/04/2023. Course to become an ONS Accredited Researcher (Final assessment currently under review).

NEON’s ‘Evaluating Outreach Work’ Access Academy Training. 23/01/2018- 25/04/2018. Topics: Setting the evaluation strategy; Collecting information; Analysing information; Making an impact.

Second Impact Evaluation Methodologies school at ‘Action Research for CO-development’ in Florence (Italy). 12/09/2016- 15/09/2016. Topics: Randomized Experiment, Observational studies, Propensity Score, Model Based Inference, Instrumental Variables, Differences-in-differences, Advance Multivariate treatments.

XXIV Course on Econometrics for Ph.D. students at ‘Centro Interuniversitario di Econometria’ (CIdE) in Bertinoro (Italy). Organised by Società Italiana di Econometria (SIdE) 06/2013. Topics: Introductory to econometrics, Econometrics and time series, and Econometrics and Panel data.

Eighth Winter School on Inequality and Collective Welfare Theory (IT8) on "Social cohesion and public policy" in Alba di Canazei (Italy), 06/01/2013- 11/01/2016.

Course on Project Cycle Management at Master "Escuela Latino Americana de Cooperacion y Desarollo" in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. 05/2011- 06/2011.

Modules: "Methodology to design development", "Project Management" and "Planning, Programming and Monitoring Projects" and "Evaluation". Final grade: 4.9/5.

Course on Development Economics at the University of Pavia in collaboration with "International Master programme University cooperation for peace and development programme". 24/09/2011-02/10/2011.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Doctoral School of Economic Policy: Quantitative Models for Policy Analysis, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Award Date: 12 May 2017

Master, Economic, Policy and International Organization, University of Pavia


Bachelor, Social Science for Cooperation and Development , University of Pavia



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