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Dr Fabio Battaglia

Fellow, London School of Economics



Old Building, 2.38

Houghton Street


London, United Kingdom

A Bit About Me

Italian at heart, I was born and raised in the city where all streets lead to where in 2015, after spending a semester abroad in the country of kanelbullar, I earned my bachelor's degree in Political Science and International Relations. Then somehow life took a different path. First, I moved to London, where I completed my master's degree program in EU Politics, right during the Brexit referendum (what a coincidence). Then I moved to Edinburgh where I started working towards my doctoral degree while indulging in local fudge tablets and Shetland mussels (not together, obviously).​ A few years after, in 2022, I successfully passed my viva without corrections. My thesis, which you can find in the Publications section, investigated the factors promoting and inhibiting the use and impact of well-being metrics in Scotland and Italy.


My main research interests lie in well-being and public policy. In more detail, my research aims to understand whether and the extent to which well-being (or so-called "beyond GDP") metrics are being used in policymaking (as well as the media and society at large, which in turn exert influence on policymaking) and if not why. Among the things that I most interested in examining are the level of awareness of GDP and its flaws as well as the perception of economic growth and of post-growth scenarios among policymakers and journalists. Concurrently, another part of my research focuses on the policymaking process more generally in the attempt to elaborate a theory of policy change. Finally, a third part of my work concerns the use of research tools such as media monitoring platforms and AI-driven voice recognition programmes with the aim of providing methodological guidance on their use.

My journey so far

2022 - present

2023 - present


2017 - 2022

2015 - 2016

2012 - 2015


Fellow in Social Policy

London School of Economics, London



Best Dissertation Award recipient

International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies

Italy Made Me award recipient

Italian Embassy in London, London



CIVICA Academic Advisor

Sciences Po, Paris


Executive Research Assistant to Founding Director Prof Henrietta L. Moore

Institute for Global Prosperity, University College London, London


2020 - 2021

PhD in Social Policy (passed without corrections)

The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh


Siena Advanced School on Sustainable Development
Santa Chiara Lab, University of Siena, Siena


MSc in EU Politics (With Merit)

London School of Economics, London


BSc in Political Science 110/110 cum laude (First Class With Honours)

LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome


2013 - 2014

Erasmus Mundus Exchange Programme

Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala


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