I am an Australia-based scholar with an interest in public policy and governance in the context of global environmental change.

I was born and grew up in Brazil where I received a BSc (Hons I) and MSc. I undertook additional academic training in Australia, where I completed a PhD with a focus on institutional analysis of natural resource management at the University of Wollongong.

Since then, I have held academic positions in Brazil and Australia. Currently, I am an Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Futures at the University of Queensland, where I served as Acting Director for most of 2021.

I have contributed expertise to several national and international initiatives in my field; this includes serving as theme co-leader (marine and coastal governance) for the Centre for Marine Socioecology, member of the Future Earth Australia Oceans and Coasts National Strategy Expert Working Group, member of the Australia-India Indo Pacific Oceans Initiative Partnership (AIIPOIP) Taskforce for Indo-Pacific Economy, Security and Sustainability, and lead author (oceans and coastal policy) for the UN Global Environment Outlook 6.

On this website, you will find information about my professional experience, including research, publications, teaching and supervision.