Diotima joined the EEF in November 2018 and is responsible for the management of EEF evaluations. Prior to this, Diotima was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. Over the past seven years, she gained extensive experience designing and implementing experimental studies of social development with children in kindergartens and schools. She conducted studies at the University of Vienna, the Goethe University in Frankfurt, the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, and in rural villages in Kenya, recently earning a PhD in Developmental Psychology. Her published work include research on developmental trajectories of children´s prosocial behavior. She has worked as a lecturer at the University of Vienna, a tutor in Leipzig and did volunteer work for a German organisation supporting social and educational programs for youth development in Europe.