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Efua is a research fellow in the work and welfare state team.

Efua is a research fellow, working within the work and welfare state team, with an expertise in participatory and deliberative research methodologies. She is currently leading on the place-based participatory research across the Commission on Health and Prosperity and education. 

Efua was a key contributor to the 2022 State of Health and Care report where she analysed the rising needs for mental health services in young people over the COVID-19 pandemic. Her work has been featured in the Guardian and the Independent and she has written for Left Foot Forward.  

Prior to IPPR, Efua worked as a constituency coordinator for the European Parliament, researching and campaigning for a European Green New Deal. She has worked as a community organiser and researcher across the charity sector and government advocating for more progressive public policy. 

Efua's areas of expertise are:

  • environmental justice
  • community development
  • young people's health and education.