Max Shanstrom – Senior Expert, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Max is a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Senior Expert, based in London. He supports the Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) to develop adaptive MEL strategies in conflict and complex environments.

Before joining Integrity, Max worked as a MEL Specialist for Dexis Consulting where he conducted evaluations, assessments, and third-party monitoring for USAID and the U.S. Department of State. Max also spent time at Palladium where he facilitated MEL training courses for USAID staff in Thailand, Zimbabwe and Washington, DC. Max started his career conducting field research in conflict settings in Jordan and South Sudan. Max is interested in expanding the use of innovative MEL strategies in complex environments, and the applications for mixed-methods and impact evaluations.

Max has a Bachelor’s degree in International Political Science the University of Rhode Island and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Texas A&M University. While there, he focused on civil conflict and field research methods.


Field Research, Qualitative Data Collection, Survey Design, Evaluation Methodology, Data Analysis, MEL Training, Conflict Research, Humanitarian Response


English, Spanish (functional)

Country Experience

India, Jordan, Malawi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Thailand, Ukraine, Zimbabwe

Start typing and press Enter to search