Winnie conducts research in behavioral economics with University of Oxford’s Centre for the Study of African Economies, as well as with the Busara Centre for Behavioural Economics in Kenya. Her research topics have included utilizing simple psychological interventions that encourage locals in rural Kenya to increase preventive health investments for improved outcomes.
In addition, she engages in research projects in experimental design, considering the biases and heuristics that affect actions and decision making, in order to advance behavioral science in the Global South. She has worked in both Kenya and Malawi, engaging in programmatic work across multiple social sectors in international and multinational organizations.
Winnie holds an MSc in International Economics from the Autonomous University of Madrid under the Mujeres por Africa, Learn Africa scholarship. She also holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Economics) from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College.