Diana Feliciano


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Academic Biography

I have been working as a transdisciplinary scientist since 2004. I hold a PhD in Geography, an MSc in Economics and a five-year degree in Engineering with specialisation in forestry and natural resource management.

Before I joined Teesside University I have worked at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, at the International Social Science Council - UNESCO in Paris, at the James Hutton Institute (former Macaulay Land Use Research Institute) in Scotland and at the Catolica Porto Business School in Portugal. I was also seconded at the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in London, an agency under the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy that advises the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations on greenhouse gas emissions targets and on climate change adaptation for all sectors of the economy.

My research focuses on the role of land to deliver multiple benefits namely climate change adaptation and mitigation, sustainable food production, ecosystem services and rural prosperity taking into consideration the interconnections across spatial scales namely farm level, community level, regional level, national level, global level.

I have worked on research projects in the UK, several European countries, and in Guatemala, Ethiopia and South Africa, with a wide range of stakeholders including local politicians, policy makers, practitioners, farmers, indigenous communities, associations of councils and researchers to discuss sustainable food production, property rights, environmental justice, climate change, gender and well-being. I have also collaborated with several global level organisations, namely the CGIAR, UNECE, FAO and the World Bank.

I publish in the field of wicked environmental problems, namely climate change, sustainable agriculture, forest management and renewable energy, and I have a substantial record of publications in international high-impact journals.

I teach on the topics of Climate Change Science, Climate Change Policy, Food Economics, The Value of Nature, Political Economy, Markets and Commodities, Sustainable Food Production and Ecological Economics.

I play the piano and I am a keen rock climber, mountain walker and cyclist.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Geography, University of Aberdeen

Award Date: 28 Nov 2012

Master, Economics, Catolica Porto Business School

Award Date: 30 Jun 2008

Master, Engineering (Forestry and natural resource management), University of Lisbon

Award Date: 14 Nov 2003


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