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Nieves Zúñiga

Research and Knowledge Coordinator

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 analyzed the anticorruption policies in Bolivia and Rwanda and worked on the idea of integrity management to fight 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 specialized in qualitative research methods with fieldwork experience in Latin America and Africa.  Since 2017 she has been supporting the work of TI Helpdesk. Besides the Helpdesk, she provides research support to a TI project on state capture in the Western Balkans.

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Matthew Jenkins

Research and Knowledge Coordinator

Matt works as Research and Knowledge Coordinator at Transparency International. His main responsibilities lie with the Anti-Corruption Helpdesk. In addition he has led on TI's research engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), producing a resource guide and a parallel reporting methodology, as well as an e-learning course on the use of data for anti-corruption in the SDGs.

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Roberto Kukutschka

Research and Knowledge Coordinator

Roberto Martínez B. Kukutschka is Research Coordinator at Transparency International (TI) and a PhD candidate at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, where he also obtained a Master’s in Public Policy.

Before joining TI, he worked as a Research Associate for the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building and conducted research for the large-scale EU-funded Projects ANTICORRP and DIGIWHIST. His main research interests include corruption measurement and crony capitalism. Besides his experience in the NGO and academic sectors, Roberto has also experience in the public sector. Before moving to Germany, he served as Head of the Anti-Corruption Department at the Mexican Tax Administration Service, where he was responsible of overseeing the enforcement and implementation of the OECD’s anti-bribery convention and the UNCAC.  

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Marie Chêne

Knowledge and Policy Manager

Marie Chêne first joined TI in 1999 as the programme coordinator for French speaking African countries. Since 2007, she has been working in TI’s Research Department, operating the TI Anti-Corruption Helpdesk. Prior to her time with Transparency International, she has worked with UNICEF in Zimbabwe as the communication officer for the HIV/AIDS Prevention Programme, worked in the French Foreign Affairs Ministry, participated in the United Nations International Civil Mission in Haiti, volunteered with the Missionaries of Charity in India and worked for a French TV network in Paris. Her qualifications include degrees in Public Health, Social Communication, Political Science, Information and Communication.

Suzanne Mulcahy

Programme Coordinator

Suzanne joined Transparency International in June 2009, initially working in the area of anti-corruption monitoring tools and progressing to coordinate large-scale multi-country research and advocacy projects including the European National Integrity Systems (2010-2012) and the Lobbying in Europe (2013-2016) projects. In the context of these projects, she authored two key reports: ‘Corruption in Europe: Money, Power and Politics’ and ‘Lobbying in Europe: Hidden Influence, Privileged Access’.

Suzanne is currently responsible for research tools in the area of Business Integrity globally. Primary research interests include the nexus between business and politics, lobbying transparency and integrity and the promotion of good governance at a national and supranational level. Key skills include qualitative and quantitative political and social research and analysis, report writing, advocacy planning, project coordination and monitoring and evaluation. Professional working languages are English, French and German.  

Prior to joining TI, Suzanne worked in academia and as a research consultant for TNS mrbi, a market and social research company in Ireland. She completed a PhD in Political Science at University College Dublin in cooperation with the Freie Universität Berlin and  also holds an M.A. in European Studies from University College Dublin and a B.A. from Trinity College Dublin in French and Sociology.

​Fabrizio Costantino

Research and Knowledge Coordinator

Fabrizio Costantino is Research and Knowledge Coordinator at Transparency International. In 2014 he obtained a PhD in Law from the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona (Spain). He has been working as expert in various justice related studies on behalf of the European Commission. He is author of several publications and technical reports on corruption, law and criminology, both at national and international level. He is lecturer of eCriminology and Evaluation of criminal policies courses at the Department of Law, University of Trento (Italy). Before joining TI, Fabrizio worked at eCrime, the Research Group on eCriminology at the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento. He worked at the Policy Analysis and Research Branch of United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna.

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