I am an Australia-based scholar in the field of environmental social science with a particular interest in policy, institutions and management in the context of environmental governance.
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. I have held academic positions in Brazil and Australia (e.g., Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and Sustainability Research Centre [SRC], University of the Sunshine Coast).
I am currently a Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Policy Futures at the University of Queensland. I also hold an adjunct appointment with the SRC and serve as a Senior Research Fellow for the Earth System Governance Project, and Lead Author (Policy) for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Environment Outlook 6.