João is reading for an MSc in Comparative Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention and a member of Kellogg College. He is particularly interested in labour market institutions and social inequalities. His Master’s thesis will focus on how education qualifications affect the chances of getting a permanent working contract in different institutional contexts. During his time at Oxford, he has contributed as a volunteer data collector to the Oxford Covid-19 Government Response Tracker at the Blavatnik School of Government.
Prior to joining the department, João graduated from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa with an Honours Degree in Political Science and International Relations. As part of his undergraduate studies, he took part in a one-year exchange programme at Sciences Po, Paris.
João has also a background in music. After obtaining a B.A. in Music, he worked as a music teacher for some time until he decided to embark on the social sciences journey.