Michelle Degli Esposti
Michelle is an interdisciplinary researcher, originally trained in experimental psychology (BA (Hons), PhD) with additional experience in clinical psychology, psychiatry, and epidemiology. Her PhD examined how the risks associated with child maltreatment have changed over time at the individual and societal-level. Michelle is now working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention on a Joyce Foundation funded project. This project aims to evaluate the impact of "Stand Your Ground" self-defense laws on crime and violence across the US.
Michelle's research focuses on understanding the distributions and determinants of violence and mental health at the population-level. Her research uses advanced methods and big data to help inform policy and practice with the aim of reducing violence and improving mental health.