Senior Lecturer, Centre for Environmental Policy
"I’m passionate about applied biodiversity conservation research and I’m interested in improving policy that impacts the persistence of species and people’s wellbeing. I spend most of my time applying social science theories to solve challenges associated to biodiversity conservation. My research spans marine and terrestrial systems, and I run both global and local scale projects. For example, at a global scale, I am investigating what, how and why conservation interventions spread around the world. At a local scale I investigate how policies aimed at conserving and restoring biodiversity in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest and coast can be improved.
"I advise my students to work hard for what they want and on the ideas they are most interested in, but always engage with people who are interested in applying their research. Seeing your science help solve real world problems is very fulfilling."