Research Associate, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University

Koldo joined the Institute of Health & Society as a Research Associate in October 2017. He holds 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). Between 2011 and 2013, Koldo was the Chief of Staff of the Human Rights Commissioner of the Basque Country (“Ararteko”). He has worked as a research consultant for Amnesty International on the rights to health, education and housing in Spain. Koldo is also the Policy Director of Just Fair, an organisation that monitors and advocates economic and social rights in the UK.

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Research consultant, Amnesty International - Spain
  • 2015–present
    Policy Director, Just Fair
  • 2017–present
    Research associate, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University
  • 2011–2013
    Chief of Staff, Ararteko - Human Rights Commissioner of the Basque Parliament

Education

  • 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