A PhD in geography from the University of Cambrige (UK), she is a principal investigator at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon and Assistant Professor in Geography and Resources Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
She is currently working on the concepts of growth, progress and sustainability, and alternative interpretations of well-being. Has developed research in the areas of theories and mechanisms of environmental governance, namely in relation to sustainable urbanization in China.
With extensive experience in the area of policy analysis and governance mechanisms (focus on environmental assessment) applied to a variety of development sectors, as well as institutional capacity building, she has developed an advisory activity to governments and international agencies in these areas.
INTREPID – Interdisciplinarity in research programming and funding cycles
FLAGSHIP – Forward Looking Analysis of Grand Societal Challenges and Innovative Policies
URBACHINA- Sustainable Urbanisation in China: Historical and Comparative Perspectives, mega-Trends towards 2050
Research network on EU scenarios: PAradigm SHifts Modelling and INnovative Approaches (PASHMINA)
Crisis in progress: An Inquiry into the Role of Responsibility, Justice and Happiness in a World of Limits and Uncertainty