Victoria Delbridge
economics for development student, University of Oxford

Victoria Delbridge is a student at the University of Oxford, currently reading for an MSc in Economics for Development. Her undergraduate degree in economics and environmental science was completed at the University of Cape Town in 2015.

She has dedicated most of her academic studies to understanding the economics of food security as a means to achieving poverty alleviation in her home country, South Africa. Her passion for research in this regard is clear, with one paper selected for presentation to the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa, and another awarded as the top economics thesis focusing on development in Southern Africa.

In between her studies, she worked as a researcher at the Western Cape Department of Economic Development, where she was primarily responsible for publishing analysis on topical issues – ranging from the waste economy to inequality and digital disruption – in the Quarterly Economic Bulletin.