Franziska works as a Research Assistant at the Government Outcomes Lab where she supports research into new commissioning approaches, in particular related to the use of Social Impact Bonds.

Prior to joining the Blavatnik School of Government in March 2018, Franziska completed a Master of Public Administration at Queen Mary University of London with Distinction. She is interested in the ways in which commissioning of public services can generate a wider benefit for the local community and in how the involvement of social enterprises in public service delivery can create more innovative services. In her dissertation she examined the evolution of local procurement governance after the enactment of the Public Services (Social Value) Act and its implications on social enterprises in public services in the UK.

Before moving to the UK, Franziska worked in project management for the refugee assistance of a major German non-profit-organisation (Maltese Service). During her two years' legal clerkship, following her law studies in Germany, she also gained professional experience at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.