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Research Fellow in Conservation Marketing, University of Oxford

Diogo Veríssimo is a conservation marketer, using marketing principles and theory to influence human behaviour and mitigate the threats faced by biodiversity. Diogo’s current portfolio of projects includes designing and/or evaluating more than a dozen behaviour change interventions to tackle issues such as the illegal wildlife trade, human wildlife conflict or increase support for biodiversity conservation at the individual and policy levels. His works focuses not only in the UK, but also in countries such as Indonesia, Cambodia, China and São Tomé and Principe. In 2016, Diogo was recognized by the IUCN Commission of Education & Communication with their Young Professional Award and in 2017 by the Society for Conservation Biology, with their Early Career Conservationist Award. He is currently the Vice-president of the International Social Marketing Association and a board member of the European social Marketing Association. Diogo was a founder and president of the Conservation Marketing Working Group of the Society for Conservation Biology. Learn more about Diogo’s work at


  • 2017–present
    Research fellow, University of Oxford
  • 2014–2017
    David H. Smith Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins University


  • 2014 
    Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent, Biodiversity Management


2017 Early Career professional, Society for Conservation Biology