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Research interests

  • Environmental policy and governance
  • Environmental values and valuation
  • Conservation and development
  • Indigenous and local knowledges
  • Water, forests, peatlands, wetlands, biodiversity, climate change
  • Science-policy relations
  • Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods


MSc Ecological Economics (SRUC/The University of Edinburgh, UK)

  • Course organiser, Foundations in Ecological Economics
  • Dissertation supervisor, MSc Ecological Economics

Previous employer

2018-2021, Research Associate, University of Cambridge, UK

2018, Research Fellow, University of St Andrews, UK

2013-2017, Doctoral researcher, The University of Edinburgh and SRUC, Edinburgh, UK


Valuing Water Initiative, 2020-2022

  • Global exploration of alternative approaches to water valuation and their relevance for water management and governance
  • Project lead, with University of Cambridge, University of Leeds, University of Bath, UK
  • Funding: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands


The World Commission on Dams twenty years on: revisiting the debate on large dams, 2018-2021

  • Review of the history of the World Commission on Dams and the long-term impacts of global environmental governance
  • Research Associate, with the FutureDAMS consortium
  • Funding: UK Research and Innovation Economic and Social Research Council (Global Challenges Research Fund)


Valuing intact tropical peatlands: pilot study, 2018

  • First study of the social, economic, and cultural values of peatlands in the Peruvian Amazon for indigenous and non-indigenous communities
  • Research Fellow, with the University of St Andrews, UK, and the Peruvian Amazon Research Institute (IIAP), Peru
  • Funding: University of St Andrews, Scottish Funding Council, UK


The value base of water governance in the Upper Paraguay River Basin, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 2013-2017

  • Theoretical, qualitative, and quantitative exploration of alternative approaches to water valuation and governance
  • Doctoral researcher with The University of Edinburgh and SRUC, Edinburgh, UK
  • Funding: Scottish Government (Hydro Nation Scholarship), UK

Personal profile

Lecturer in Ecological Economics

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Edinburgh


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