Francesca is the Research and Methodology Advisor in the Center for Operational Research and Experience (CORE) of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, where she supports the Organisation’s operations, and diplomatic and policy initiatives, through data analysis, research, and strategic planning support.
She has worked in various capacities in international organizations, academia, think tanks, and NGOs. Her work focuses on understanding and solving conflicts, and protecting and assisting victims of armed violence, including those who are forcibly displaced. She has extensive field and policy-making experience in humanitarian relief, conflict prevention, peace diplomacy, peacebuilding and peacekeeping.
Prior to joining the ICRC, Francesca worked in think tanks in London (International Institute for Strategic Studies and Overseas Development Institute), at the United Nations and the European Union in Brussels, Chile, East Timor, Geneva, Mozambique, Nepal, New York, and in refugee camps in Lebanon and the former Yugoslavia.
Francesca regularly volunteers with homeless and refugees, including by teaching trauma informed yoga.
Research and Methodology Advisor at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), 2020 – Present