Roberta Ruggiero


Dr. Roberta Ruggiero is a Senior Research Associate and the Academic Coordinator of the Children’s Rights European Academic Network (CREAN) at the University of Geneva’s Centre for Children’s Rights Studies (CCRS). Since 2003 she has been involved in the development of data collection monitoring systems, policy development and evaluation, and indicator sets on children’s rights at national and international levels. Most recently, as a member of the indicators development team of the GlobalChild Project (GlobalChild). Before her current position, she was the scientific coordinator of the European Network of National Observatories on Childhood (ChildONEurope), Istituto Degli Innocenti (2008-2013), Senior Lecturer at the University of Padua, and External Professor of children’s rights at the University of Molise.

Dr Ruggiero is a member of the Working Group on National Child Maltreatment Data Collection of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal on Child Maltreatment: Research, Policy and Practice (Springer). She holds a MA in law, a MA in human rights and democratization from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization (EIUC), a PhD in children’s rights from a socio-legal perspective (University of Molise), and has also completed specialized courses on public policy analysis, including at the London School of Economics and Political Science.