Maria is a Director of IEG's Brussels office, Agra CEAS Consulting. She specializes in policy evaluation in the agricultural and agri-food fields and SPS issues (food safety, animal health, plant health).
Maria has evaluated a number of key policies at the EU and national level for the European Commission and other EU institutions, national governments as well as international organizations. These have included the evaluation and development of future strategies for EU food safety, animal health and plant health policies, country of origin labelling, the use of health claims and many others.
Maria is a member of the European Agricultural Economics Society and the European Evaluation Society.
She has a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Reading University, UK.