Education
  
2005 PhD Geography, University of Aberdeen
2003 PGDip Research Methods in Human Geography, Aberdeen University
1999  MSc Environmental Change and Management, Oxford University
1992  BEng Agriculture Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil

Employment History

+ 2016  Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, Cardiff University  
2012-2016  Human Geography Lecturer (environment and society) and Director of the MSc Environment and Development, Edinburgh University
2007-2012  Human Geography Lecturer, School of Geosciences and   Fellow of the Aberdeen Centre for Environmental Sustainability, Aberdeen University
2007  Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Institute of Urban and Regional Research and Planning (IPPUR), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (sponsored by the Brazilian Research Council, CNPq)
2003-2007  Senior Policy Officer, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Central Office, Stirling
2000  Consultant, Ministry Science and Technology, Brasília, Brazil (sponsored by the Brazilian Research Council, CNPq)
2000  Internship Position, Sustainable Development and Human Settlements division, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
2000-2002  Senior Water Resources Manager, Pantanal Programme, Ministry of the Environment, Brasília, Brazil (sponsored by the UN Development Programme)
1997-1998  Project Officer, Ministry of the Environment, Brasília, Brazil (sponsored by the Inter-American Institute of Agriculture Cooperation, IICA)
1992-1997  Agriculture engineer and farm manager    
1988-1992 Junior research assistant (sponsored by the Brazilian Research Council, CNPq)
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My own research is interdisciplinary in form and subject and draws on the disciplines of human geography, political studies and environmental sciences. Recent research topics include the urban transformations and sociospatial inequalities, political ecology of the state, interface between development and socionature, water regulation, politico-economy and institutional changes, environmental values and poverty alleviation, digital technologies, environmental justice and climate change. My current research projects are focused on food sovereignty, agriculture modernisation, payment for ecosystem services and water in agriculture. Fieldwork has been conducted in the UK, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia, Portugal, Italy and Spain.  
Personal Interests
Latin American literature; Modernist and Baroque music; history and biographies
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