Dr. Nieves Zúñiga received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Essex in the UK. After her PhD she was Research Fellow at the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, working on the EU’s ANTICORRP project. At Nottingham she analysed the anti-corruption policies in Bolivia and Rwanda, and worked on the idea of integrity management to counter corruption. Nieves has extensive experience as a researcher and public speaker on socio-political issues developed in the UK and in Spain, and she is specialised in qualitative research methods with fieldwork experience in Latin America and Africa. Since 2017 she has been supporting the work of the TI Helpdesk. Besides the Helpdesk, she provides research support to a TI project on state capture in the Western Balkans.