Dr. Chemba Raghavan currently works as the Deputy to the Chief/Senior Advisor with the ECD team in UNICEF Headquarters in New York. Prior to joining UNICEF HQ, Chemba worked in the UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) as the Regional Focal Point for the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI), and as ECD/Education Specialist. Chemba has also served as a Technical Expert for UNESCO in Bangkok, and Research Advisor in the Asia Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC).
She has several years of experience as Senior Researcher/Assistant Professor in academia in the U.S. Her areas of expertise include child development, parenting, cross-cultural lifespan human development and family studies, gender socialization and parenting, Health Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics.
She has a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family studies from Pennsylvania State University.