Dr. Nikhit D'Sa
Advisor, Research and Learning, Save the Children
Dr. Nikhit D’Sa is a developmental psychologist with experience as a technical advisor and applied researcher on education and child protection programs in development and humanitarian contexts. He has expertise in supporting field teams in the development of evaluation plans for their research, designing appropriate measures and surveys, conducting formative qualitative research, translating mixed methods findings for different audiences, and working with practitioners to make evidence-based changes to interventions. Currently, Dr. D’Sa is the principal investigator on studies related to Positive Youth Development (PYD), Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), and Education in Emergencies (EiE). Before joining Save the Children, Dr. D’Sa worked as a trainer, youth counselor, and consultant on child and youth development projects around the world with multiple international and civil society organizations. Dr. D’Sa holds a Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University as well as a Master of Education in International Education Policy and a Doctor of Education in Human Development and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.