Dr Jessica Hagen-Zanker is a Senior Research Fellow at ODI and coordinates ODI's migration research. She leads ODI’s contributions to MIDEQ and also the EU-funded MIGNEX project.
Jessica’s research focuses on understanding how migration and economic and social policies affect migrant decision-making, impacts of migration on migrants and their families, the interlinkages between migration and social protection, covering a diverse range of countries, including Albania, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Nepal, Nigeria and Uganda as well as with refugees in different European contexts.
Jessica also has extensive experience in the design and analysis of household surveys, conducting systematic literature reviews and the analysis of social protection programmes and policies. She holds a PhD in Public Policy from Maastricht University.