Dr. Silvia Dal Bianco
Lecturer (Teaching) in Economics
Silvia is a Lecturer (Teaching) and E-learning Champion and Connected Learning Lead in the Department of Economics at UCL and leads our work on digital assessment. She possesses a 20-year national and international academic experience. She has been teaching in a wide array of modules, both at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels, in UK and Italian universities, such Oxford, Royal Holloway and Bocconi. Silvia holds a degree in Economics from Bocconi University, a M.Sc. in Economics for Development from Oxford University and a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Pavia.
Silvia’s areas of expertise include applied and international economics as well as macroeconomics. She is also involved with delivering our outreach activities including the UCL Economics Summer School 2021 for Year 12 and 13 widening participation students. Her economic expertise is in macroeconomics and money and banking, with particular interest in cryptocurrencies and central bank digital currencies. Her education research interests are in design of multimedia assessments, considering race in the curriculum and closing the BAME awarding gap and working with students as research partners.
Silvia is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), Assessor for HEA Fellowships at UCL and, before joining academia, she has consulted a number of national and international institutions, such as UNESCO, DFID and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Trade.