Daniela is a postdoc in the Family Justice Response to Allegations of Domestic Abuse: A Comparative European Analysis project. Her role involves conducting focus groups with survivors of domestic violence and interviews with people who works in family justice such as judges, lawyers and psychologists or social workers.
Her research interests focus on sociology of punishment, policy making, youth justice and children’s rights, and family law. Her research has been dedicated to explaining and understanding the drivers behind policy making, especially in areas such as human rights, the needs of vulnerable citizens, poverty, discrimination, power distribution, democracy, populism, authoritarianism, political economy, accountability and the interaction between citizens and state institutions such as the justice system. She has a strong focus on social sciences, qualitative methods, and ethics, together with a keen interest in research.