Political scientist interested in social policy, health and state reform
Senior Scientist at the Instituto Políticas y Bienes Públicos (IPP-CSIC). PhD in Political Science by the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and BSc in Political Science and Law. She was a professor of Political Science at the Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC) and the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). From 2009 to 2011 she directed the Observatory of Quality of Services at the Agency for the Evaluation of Policies and Quality of Services (AEVAL, Ministry of Territorial Policy). She has been the director of the cabinet of the Minister of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare between 2018 and 2020. She is editor of Agenda Pública and director of the journal Gestión y Análisis de Políticas Públicas.
She has been a visiting researcher at several centers, including the University of Oxford, the University of Kent and the University of Ottawa. Her research has focused on comparative social policy reform and the welfare state, public administration and management reform, and the determinants of citizens' attitudes towards public policy and the state.
Her most recent publications include Repensando la Administración ante los nuevos riesgos sociales (INAP, 2021; published with J. Subirats) and Latin American Social Policy Developments in the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave, 2021; with N. Satiro and C. Midaglia). He is currently co-directing with Javier Moreno the McCovid-19 project that analyzes the intergovernmental and organizational management of residences for the elderly during COVID-19 in 15 European countries.