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Magdalena Opazo Breton

Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Dr. Magdalena Opazo Breton is a Senior Research Fellow at the Unit of Mental Health and Clinical Neurosciences. She has an undergraduate in Sociology (Pontificia Universidad Catolicade Chile), two master's degrees in Economics (Georgetown University and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) and a PhD in Economics (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid). She has worked in diverse disciplinary fields, such as Public Health, Economics, Urbanism, Sociology, Politics and Business, in different countries (Spain, Chile and the UK) and institutions for the last twenty years. This diverse background has provided her with many professional and personal skills. In terms of methodological skills, she has a strong quantitative background and a special interest in policy evaluation using causal inference methods.

In 2019, she was awarded an MRC Skills Development Fellowship and moved to the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield, where she worked in her fellowship between March 2020 and May 2023. The title of her fellowship is: Developing a research programme and advanced skills in econometric modelling to study dynamic health behaviours: transitions and persistence in smoking behaviour at an individual, household, birth cohort and local authority level. Currently, she is working in the AQUEDUCT trial (PI: Professor Martin Orrell) and will resume her fellowship work in December 2023.

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