Anita Staneva is Research Fellow at the University of Sydney. Her areas of research include applied microeconomics, empirical labour economics, and development and health economics. Current research is focused on human capital, cognitive skills and labour market outcomes. She has worked as an external consultant to the ILO project on structural transformation, employment and education in Mozambique and Tanzania and as Research Fellow at Auckland University of Technology on projects related to policy evaluation and social welfare programmes. She has served as a researcher at Swansea University on project related to public-private wage differential and as a statistician for the Ministry of Agriculture and the Bulgarian Academy of Science. She gained her PhD in Economics from Swansea University.