I am an Australia-based scholar in the field of environmental social science with a particular 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 the Acting Director of the Centre for Policy Futures at the University of Queensland.
I have contributed to several national and international initiatives in my field, serving as cluster co-leader (climate change) for the Ocean Governance Taskforce of the Earth System Governance Project, 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, and lead author (oceans and coastal policy) for the UN Global Environment Outlook 6.