Patricia is a Research Fellow at the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre. Her main role is supporting the research programme in analysing the data resulting from the Capacity Maturity Model reviews, developing a field-coding tool involved in collecting data, and teaching on how to use the products of the Centre's research.
Patricia has a PhD in Economics from Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain) and her research interests are in Applied Microeconomic Theory, with a special focus on institutions, mechanism design and competitions. Her published and ongoing research uses theoretical and empirical methodologies in a variety of contexts - public procurement, affirmative action, European integration and cyber security. You can find more information on her research at her personal website. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Economics, Lancaster University.