Anne is a developmental psychologist and a political communications and media scholar. On completing her ‘Grundstudium’ (BA equiv.) in Political Science at the University of Zurich and her MA at the University of Bern (Switzerland) with majors in Developmental Psychology and Psychology of Developmental Disorders, and minors in Media Psychology and Psychopathology, she went on to pursue an MSc in Research Methods in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. She completed her doctorate at the Department of Education and continued with a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford. Anne’s research focuses on communications, media and development. At the OII, she works with Dr Rebecca Eynon on issues related to low and discontinued Internet use of young people in the UK and collaborated on the Nominet project Lapsed use of the Internet amongst 17‐19 year olds in the UK. She is currently at Harvard University pursuing a Master in Divinity.

Research interests

Communications, media and development in different contexts: media use and socio-economic deprivation; effects of poverty on children and adolescents; news consumption and audience research across the socio-economic spectrum in developing countries, countries in transition and areas with hostile information infrastructures; business rationales and strategies of international broadcasting organizations in changing media environments

Positions held at the OII

  • Research Associate, October 2012 –
  • Research Assistant, September 2011 – May 2012


Past projects