Silvia was a researcher at Demos from 2007 - 2009.
Her interests included well-being research and positive psychology; young people's aspirations; and the British social care system.
Currently, she is studying psychology and neuroscience at the University of Cambridge.
Her publications include:
(2009) Wishful thinking: Dreams, agency and well-being. Demos: London. (here)
(2009) A stitch in time: Tackling educational disengagement. Demos: London. (here)
(2009) A constitution for social care. Demos: London. (here)
2009). A constitution for social care: Report. Demos: London. (here)
Dreams and wishes can represent an untapped source of strength as well as creativity in imagining new alternatives and lifestyles for the future. Demos explored the dreams and wishes of people in Britain and found that we are a society that is more giving, pragmatic and hopeful than we might think.
This interim report that looks at how to prevent children and young people becoming disengaged from learning.
A Constitution for Social Care sets out a fair settlement between social care users and society.
Demos has partnered with two leading charities, the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Leonard Cheshire Disability, to create A Constitution for Social Care. As the government plans an overhaul of social care in 2009, we wished to investigate a series of outstanding issues and fundamental flaws in the current system.More