Elena Jurado has more than 10 years of extensive and varied experience as an academic researcher, policy analyst, and project manager. Her main interests are migration, the rule of law, social security, and human rights, particularly the rights of vulnerable groups such as children, women, Roma, and other minority ethnic groups. Dr. Jurado has contributed to numerous comparative studies, impact assessments, and evaluations for the European Commission (EC), including DG JUSTICE, DG HOME, and DG EMPL and the European Union (EU) Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA).
Previously, Dr. Jurado was head of research at Policy Network, an international think tank based in London. She also worked in the monitoring division of the Council of Europe's Directorate General for Human Rights and Legal Affairs and as a junior research fellow and later lecturer in politics at the University of Oxford.
Dr. Jurado has a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Oxford and a B.A. in Politics and Russian from the University of Bristol.