NIHR Obesity Policy Research Unit at UCL


Britta Augsburg

Britta Augsburg, an Associate Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, is an economist whose research focuses on understanding the channels through which poverty affects child development and how policy can be used to target these. Her current research portfolio focuses on understanding the influence of the child’s environment in affecting its growth process and the effectiveness of programs and policies that tackle constraints to environmental improvements at the community and household level.

Britta Augsburg

To this end, she has designed and implemented a number of complex evaluations in LMIC’s, aimed at tackling constraints to better access to and behaviour related to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), with a particular focus on credit and technology adoption constraints. She has also analysed the complementarity between WASH environment and nutrition and is now involved in the Obesity Policy Research Unit’s projects studying purchasing of infant formula milk.