Dr Ellie Ott is a Research Fellow at the Rees Centre. She leads research on refugee and asylum-seeking young people, on standards for evidence, and on foster care models, including an evaluation of the Mockingbird Family Model.
Previously, Ellie managed the Humanitarian Evidence Programme at Oxfam. She has a doctorate on the economic integration and wellbeing of resettled refugees from the Centre for Evidence Based Intervention at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Dr Ott also holds an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the Oxford Department of International Development, a BS in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh, and a BA in French and History from the University of Pittsburgh. Ellie has been a consultant to the UN Refugee Agency and previously worked as a research analyst and Truman-Albright Fellow in the US Department of Health and Human Services improving research on children and families.