Elisabete Azevedo-Harman is the Parliamentarian Expert for the PRO PALOP-TL UNDP Project. She is also a guest lecturer at the Catholic University of Mozambique and assistant professor of the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) at the Catholic University of Portugal. Previous positions include those of Research Fellow at Chatham House (Africa Department) and Deputy Head of the IEP at the Catholic University of Portugal, where she was responsible for coordinating the cooperation with the University of Mozambique (UCM) and the Catholic University of Angola (UCAN). Her research interests include democratisation and political transitions, contemporary African politics and political institutions, mainly parliaments. Her doctoral dissertation on parliaments and citizen perceptions in Africa was completed at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Azevedo-Harman has lived in South Africa for six years, from where she conducted research into several African countries. She then joined the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva. She has acted as an EU observer for elections in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea Bissau, Liberia and Zambia. Published works include several articles, most recently "Parliaments in the land of the Big Man" - The Journal of Legislative Studies, vol 17, 2011. In 2013, she published her first book, “De Inimigos a Adversários Políticos? O Parlamento e os Parlamentares em Moçambique”, with publishing house Leya of Mozambique.