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Senior Lecturer, Essex Law School, University of Essex

I am a Senior Lecturer in Law and the Director of the Human Rights Centre Clinic. I also lead the 'Human Rights Local' project at the Human Rights Centre.

Between 2017 and 2019, I was a Research Associate at the Institute of Health & Society of Newcastle University, where I co-drafted the first Bill on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the UK.

Between 2016 and 2019, I was the Policy Director of Just Fair, leading the organisation's research, strategic communications, partnerships and campaigning on economic and social rights in the UK.

Between 2013 and 2019, I worked as an independent researcher for Amnesty International, authoring four reports on the rights to health, education and housing in Spain. Over the years, I have also been very involved in Amnesty's strategy-development and governance at the international, national and local levels.

Between 2011 and 2013, I was the Chief of Staff of the Human Rights Commissioner of the Basque Country (“Ararteko”).

I am also a member of the advisory committee of Gentium, a Madrid-based law firm specialised in strategic human rights litigation.

I hold a PhD in European and International Studies from King’s College London (2017), a Fulbright MA in International Studies from the University of Denver (2011), a MA in Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Essex (2009), and a Law Degree from the University of the Basque Country (2008).

I am the author of "Politics of International Human Rights Law Promotion in Western Europe: Order versus Justice" (Routledge 2019), and "Spain and Its Achilles' Heels: The Strong Foundations of a Country's Weaknesses" (Rowman & Littlefield 2021), and co-editor of "Social Rights and the Constitutional Moment: Learning from Chile and International Experiences" (Hart 2022).


  • 2013–2019
    Research consultant, Amnesty International Spain
  • 2017–2019
    Research Associate, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University
  • 2016–2019
    Policy Director, Just Fair
  • 2011–2013
    Chief of Staff, Ararteko - Human Rights Commissioner of the Basque Parliament


  • 2017 
    King's College London, PhD European and International Studies
  • 2011 
    University of Denver, MA International Studies
  • 2009 
    University of Essex, MA Theory and Practice of Human Rights
  • 2008 
    University of the Basque Country, LLB