Personal profile

Areas of Expertise

My research aims to understand how children in Amazonia are making sense of socio-ecological changes. 

Key interests: Childhood, social protection, environmental justice, climate change.


Academic Background

I hold a PhD in International Development from UEA and teach topics related to Social Policy, Research Methods and Latin American development. I am currently a Lecturer in Sustainable Development at The Open University.

I have also worked as a qualitative researcher for ODI (UK), UNICEF (Peru) and the International Centre for Research and Policy on Childhood (CIESPI/PUC-Rio, in Brazil). 

You can find me on Twitter and ResearchGate.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Philosophy, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

1 Mar 20153 May 2017

Award Date: 3 May 2017

Bachelor of Arts, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

9 Mar 200924 Jan 2014

External positions

Lecturer, Open University

3 Jan 2023 → …

Associate Lecturer, Birkbeck University of London

28 Sep 202131 Jan 2022

Consultant, Overseas Development Institute

1 Sep 20211 Oct 2022

Consultant, UNICEF - The United Nations Children's Fund

20 Jan 20201 Mar 2020

GCP Navigator, University College London

27 May 20197 Jun 2019


  • Development Studies (General)
  • Human ecology / Anthropogeography
  • Children & Families