I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at ICTA-UAB. I hold a PhD in Rural Sociologgy (Charles Sturt University, Australia), and a BSc (Adv) Hons in Environmental Geography and Applied Mathematics (The University of Sydney, Australia). I am currently working as a DECRA Research Fellow at The University of Wollongong, Australia.
My research is situated at the intersection of community-based natural resource management and envirornmental policy. I have advanced knowledge by: 1) demonstrating that invasive plant and animal management present a public good collective action problem that require different social relations and activities than common-pool resouce problems; 2) identifying six dimensions of fairness - distributive, procedural, interpersonal, informational, spatial and temporal - that affect community evaluations of climate change adaptation policies and plans; and 3) developing a values-based approach to adaptatation planning that puts lived values at the centre of future plans. My teaching provides students with social research skills that enables them to undertake effective transdisciplinary research.
While at ICTA I was investigating the lived and landscape values at risk of sea-level rise in the LLobregat Delta, Spain, and in Old Bar and Manning Point, Australia. I’m interested in working with people who are interested in understanding how envionmental collective action evolves, and who strive to design more effective and equitable policies and projects.