Prior to joining the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) in 2018, Ana has worked as a research administrator at the Centre for Experimental Social Sciences, Nuffield College. Ana has a Master's degree in International and European Studies.
Ana prepares and approves research grants applications, working closely with the researchers and funders. She advises on application and submission procedures, eligibility criteria, and funder terms and conditions. A substantial part of Ana's role consists of drafting budgets for funding proposals. In addition, she pro-actively identifies and provides information about internal and external funding opportunities and new funders and leads research facilitation meetings with researchers and external stakeholders. This also involves organisation of departmental briefing sessions on a range of funders and calls for potential applicants and maintenance of the weekly research bulletin email. Ana also coordinates the OxPo academic programme.