Liliana possesses a Ph.D. in Social Policy from the University of Edinburgh and a Master’s in Social Research Methods from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and a Master’s in Management and Public Policies from the University of Chile and Sociologist from the same university. She is an expert in advanced quantitative methods applied in research about violence, crime and social exclusion in urban contexts, as well as in the evaluation of policies and programs in the field of citizen security. At the end of 2017 she completed her PhD dissertation which examined the influence of social exclusion, community resources and institutional factors on the risk of victimization in neighborhoods of Santiago, Chile. Between August 2002 and March 2018, Liliana worked as a researcher and teacher at the Citizen Security Studies Center of the Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Chile. She is currently the Assistant Director of the School of Sociology at the Central University of Chile.