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Senior research fellow, Centre for Policy Futures, The University of Queensland

Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Futures of the University of Queensland, Senior Research Fellow with the Earth System Governance Project, Lead Author for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) 6th Global Environment Outlook. My research focuses on policy, institutions and management in the context of sustainability and environmental governance. Areas of expertise include marine social-ecological systems, climate change adaptation and natural resource management in Australia, Brazil and Southeast Asia.


  • 2018–present
    Senior research fellow, University of Queensland
  • 2012–2015
    Research fellow, University of the Sunshine Coast
  • 2008–2011
    Research Fellow, James Cook University


  • 2007 
    University of Wollongong, PhD
  • 2000 
    University of Sao Paulo, MSc
  • 1996 
    Federal University of Rio Grande, BSc