Francisco Calderon

I am a Data Manager for the Global Parenting Initiative at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention. I assist research projects from diverse countries like South Africa, Uganda, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, and others, on parenting interventions on most things data related. My research focuses on violence prevention and improving mental health in young people. I believe that research should give voice to those who are not heard.

I hold a Bachelor’s in psychology by Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas and a MSc. on Psychological Research by The University of Edinburgh. I have previously worked on violence prevention projects at El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, working with Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas in collaboration with USAID and John Jay College of Criminal Justice which looked to further strengthen the countries Criminal Justice System. I also worked with the IOM in partnership with think tanks and town halls in El Salvador to better reintegrate returned migrants to the regions they live in.

I have collaborated in other research projects involving organizations such as World Vision, UNFPA, Tilburg University, The University of Edinburgh and the Spotlight Initiative. I also worked as a lecturer for Violence Prevention for the Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas, before moving to the UK in 2021