Pia Riggirozzi is Professor of Global Politics at the University of Southampton, UK. She has expertise in political economy of development and health governance in Latin America, with a background in qualitative research and experience leading international, multi-institutional MRC and ESRC-DfID funded research in South America and Southern Africa. Her research interests include political economy of development, global health, rights-based approaches to health and welfare, regional governance in Latin America.
Pia has published in academic journals such as Development and Change, New Political Economy, International Affairs, Economy and Society, and Review of International Studies, as well as policy outlets such as The Lancet Migration. She is currently working on an MRC funded project on gendered health inequalities, poverty and the challenges of inclusive development in Brazil (Engaging Users for Quality Enhancement and Rights (EU QUERO): Strengthening the maternal and child healthcare system over the first 1000 days in Brazil) and is Principal Investigator in the ReGHID project.