I am an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist with a particular interest in policy, institutions and management in the context of sustainable development and environmental governance.
I was born and grew up in Brazil where I received a BSc (Hons I) and MSc. In 2007, I finished a PhD with a focus on Institutional Analysis of Natural Resource Management at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Since then, I have held academic positions in Brazil and Australia (Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and Sustainability Research Centre [SRC], University of the Sunshine Coast).
I am currently a research fellow (casual/part-time) with the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University, and adjunct fellow with the SRC. Further, I serve as a Senior Research Fellow in the Earth System Governance Project, and Lead Author (Policy Effectiveness) for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Environment Outlook 6.