Cristiana Orlando

Cristiana Orlando

Assistant Consultant

Cristiana is an Assistant Consultant at the Edinburgh office. She has a multidisciplinary background in the Social Sciences, and her postgraduate studies have been in Comparative Social Policy. She has experience of both quantitative and qualitative research for social policy and has received rigorous training in policy analysis. Her previous research has focused on a cross-national comparison of social assistance measures and policy approaches in relation to lone mothers, using Italy as a case study. 

Key skills:

  • Comparative policy analysis 
  • Quantitative and qualitative research design and analysis 
  • Performing literature reviews 


  • Employability and education
  • Poverty and isolation
  • Barriers to social inclusion


  • MSc in Comparative Social Policy, University of Oxford
  • BA in Sociology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Little weaknesses:

  • any Netflix show set in the 50s/60s
  • relaxes by listening to hairdryer noises
  • two left feet but loves dancing