Padmini joined the Children and Families team in May 2019. Her research interests include equity and quality in education; 21st century skills; gender and adolescence; sex and relationships education; and employing quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods.
Prior to joining NatCen, Padmini worked on the DFID-funded Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) project at the University of Cambridge, where she led a large-scale survey of primary school effectiveness and collaborated on political economy analysis of national education reforms in Ethiopia. She has also worked on the Young Lives project at the University of Oxford, where she led a large-scale survey of secondary school effectiveness in Vietnam. Her ESRC-funded doctoral research, based at the University of Sussex, examined how young people learn about gender and sexuality in secondary schools in New Delhi, India.
A full list of her publications can be found here.