Inês is a researcher and analyst on financial crime. As a RUSI Associate Fellow Inês contributes to the work of the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies with analysis on issues pertaining to anti-money laundering, the profitting from organised crime, illict trade, and corruption. Inês is interested and frequently writes on the governance of financial crime at the international level.
Inês is currently a Senior Legal Officer with the Portuguese Central Bank. Until 2017 Inês worked full-time as a Research Fellow with the CFCS at RUSI where her work focused on information sharing, data protection and the impact of new technologies on financial crime. Inês lectured International Relations and International Law at the University of St Andrews and the University of Edinburgh and spent time in Brussels as a public affairs consultant.
Inês holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Edinburgh. Her thesis, ‘Anti-Money Laundering: the conditions for global governance and harmonisation’, focused on the FATF 40 Recommendations and the influence of global actors.
She holds an LLM in International Law from the University of Edinburgh, a degree in International Relations from the University of Coimbra, Portugal and and diploma in European Studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands"