Ivana Dobrotic


Ivana Dobrotic is affiliated to the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Department of Social Work, Social Policy Unit (Croatia) as Associate Professor of Comparative Social Policy. Ivana is currently a Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford, working on the InCare project – “Social and gender inequalities in care: childcare-related policies and parenting practices in the post-Yugoslav countries and the role of policy ideas”.

Ivana´s research is focused on comparative social policy with a particular interest in care-related leave policies and services, early childhood education, gender and social inequalities.

Before joining the University of Zagreb, she worked as an expert in Croatian ministry in charge of poverty and social inclusion policies, and gender equality. She has been working as an expert or researcher on numerous projects related to different areas of social policy for Croatian Government, EIGE platform, European Commission, Council of Europe, UNPD and UNICEF.