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Ana is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Australian National University, Crawford School of Public Policy, working on water economics and governance. Ana’s current research is focused on improving the understanding and valuation of water resources, for resilient decision-making and greater water justice. Ana also holds an adjunct research fellow position at the University of Western Australia. Her broader research interests include non-market valuation of natural resources and the interconnections between poverty, growth and inequality.

Ana completed her PhD at the ANU in 2018, with her thesis titled: Water distribution within smallholder irrigation schemes in Tanzania and its implications for economic inequality. Originally from Spain, Ana has studied and worked in France, Italy, the US (Master Thesis at University of California Berkeley) and Tanzania (PhD fieldwork). Ana holds a PhD in agricultural economics (Australian National University) and B.Sc. and M. Sc. civil and environmental engineering (UPC-Barcelona and ENPC-Paris).

Prior to completing her PhD, Ana worked for six years as a water engineer in the private and public sectors in Europe and across Australia.


Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA), Dec 2014, Postgraduate Scholarship

Rising Star Award, UWA School of Agriculture and Environment, University of Western Australia, Aug 2019


  • –present
    Research Fellow, University of Western Australia


  • 2018 
    Australian National University, PhD in Agricultural Economics