María Santillán O’Shea

María Santillán O’Shea is an Analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Exeter, along with a Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development with a specialization in Social Protection Policy from the United Nations University and Maastricht University.

Maria’s professional journey includes a role as a Research Executive in the Public Division of Kantar UK, where she actively contributed to quantitative and mixed methods research projects focused on public opinion. Her experience also extends to her tenure as a Research Analyst at TotalAnalysis, where she diligently tracked the progression of COVID-19 and assessed the transparency of official data worldwide.

Her research interests span a wide spectrum of critical topics, including global development, international and multilateral cooperation, Spanish and European cooperation (instruments, agenda, evolution), public policy analysis, social protection policy, and global health. Maria’s dedication to these areas underscores her commitment to advancing insightful and impactful research within the realm of international affairs.