External researchers profiles

External researchers profiles

William Ellison (BA Oxon), (MA Sciences Po)


William, graduated with a First Class BA in French and History from Oxford University in 2011, has also completed a Masters in International Public Management, with specialisms in human rights and the European Union, at Science Po Paris. Thanks to this programme, he has obtained legal expertise in areas such as international public law and EU law and an in-depth knowledge of numerous EU policies including EU foreign policy and EU immigration and asylum policy.

William’s academic career has been complemented by professional experiences working in close relation to the European institutions in Brussels. Working initially in the sustainable transport sector and later on European civil society and citizenship, he has developed a practical understanding of the EU policy sphere. Furthermore, his ongoing internship at the Irish Embassy in Paris provides him with the opportunity to deal with questions related to current EU issues and debate on a daily basis.

These rich and diverse experiences have given William the opportunity to produce both academic research, notably on public consultations carried out by the European Commission during the financial and economic crisis, and publications targeted at professionals and EU citizens, such as a guide to EU funding for NGOs.

Moreover, William’s academic and professional experiences have required him to translate between English, French and Spanish on a regular basis.

Roxana Galasean (MA Heidelberg)


Roxana obtained her BA in technical translation at Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg and subsequently completed a course in English and Spanish translation with emphasis on political and economic developments and issues within the European Union, which formed part of the MA she was awarded. Her early career took her to London where she undertook research for legal practitioners and assisted with technical translations between German and English. Later, she welcomed the opportunity to broaden her professional expertise by gaining a thorough understanding of the telecoms sector including, but not limited to, the regulatory requirements of mobile networks providers in the EU.