UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


Ana Tomičić

Research Associate

Research Summary

My research focuses on the sociology of knowledge and higher education reform. I consider the specific ways and mechanisms through which Universities can act as drivers for social and economic transformation. My future research builds on these interests by examining how knowledge management connects to urban development in the Lebanese context. I am primarily pursuing this interest through the “Creating Value” strand of the RELIEF Centre. More specifically, my research will contribute to the development of new models for assessing the value of successful community-driven projects in terms of job creation, health, well-being, and capacity for innovation. This research aspires to create new forms of inclusive growth and social and economic value for host and refugee communities.

Before joining the IGP/RELIEF team, I worked as a researcher on interdisciplinary projects at La Sapienza University of Rome, at the University of Geneva and Masaryk University, exploring the role of universities in the global knowledge economy and how they can relate to broader processes of social change.