Dr Roy brings multi-sector experience to issues of rent-seeking, economic development and political economy research. A former financial journalist in India covering politics, infrastructure and metallic commodities for ten years, she jointly led an international research project on multilateralism and the UN with Professor Thomas G Weiss of the University of New York and oversaw 11 research projects.

Dr Roy is joint Research Director with Sophie van Huellen for ACE. Her country focus for ACE is Nigeria.