Daniel Kardefelt-Winther leads the research programme on Children and Digital Technology at UNICEF’s Office of Research – Innocenti. He is a quantitative researcher with many years of experience in designing and coordinating multi-national evidence generation projects. In his role at UNICEF, he works at the intersection of child rights and digital technology, focusing on contemporary and future challenges and opportunities for children in a digital world. He works with UNICEF country and regional offices on a range of projects related to children and digital technology, providing technical advice, training, research design, coordination, implementation support and data analysis.
Prior to joining UNICEF, his research focused on cognitive, behavioural and health outcomes following from excessive use of digital technology and online gaming. Daniel holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and a post-doctoral research position in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institute.