I am an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist with a particular interest in policy, institutions and management.
I was born and grew up in Brazil where I received a BSc (Hons I Class) 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 (University of Brasilia and ITA Institute of Technology) and Australia (ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University and Sustainability Research Centre [SRC], University of the Sunshine Coast). I am currently a casual research fellow with the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University and adjunct fellow with the SRC.
In a broad sense, my research focuses on the social and institutional dimensions of environmental change, with emphasis on policy and institutional analysis. Its geographic scope includes Australia, Brazil and Southeast Asia. My research appears in international peer-reviewed journals including Global Environmental Change, Human Ecology, Plos One and Marine Policy.