Lecturer in Rural Geography

CIHEAM Montpellier

Jun 2019 – Present Montpellier (France)

Co-coordinator of Master 2 in Projects and Public Policies Engineering

  • Teaching: territorial diagnosis and GIS, sustainable development in the Mediterranean, international and national agricultural policies
  • Research @Tetis: land systems, definition of rural areas, determinants of rural livelihoods, rural development policies

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Southampton

Jun 2017 – Apr 2019 Southampton (UK) & Can Tho (Vietnam)
  • Spatial analysis of economic infrastructures, natural landscapes and livelihoods to highlight distinctive patterns of socio-ecological systems
  • Developed a spatially-explicit model to integrate land systems analysis, economic modelling with governmental development scenarios to foresee future landscape and livelihood changes under different scenarios of climate change
  • Policy analysis and participatory workshops for sustainable development landscape planning to inform policy

Knowledge Transfer Officer


Jan 2017 – May 2017 Marseille (France) & Marrakesh (Morocco)
  • Developed a strategy for the knowledge transfer of social sciences for development, which was presented at Innovatives SHS 2017 in Marseille
  • Supported the creation of a platform of innovations to answer the SDGs
  • Protection and valorisation of Intellectual Property from the institute’s research teams, including the creation of a scientific board game
  • Established public-private partnerships in multicultural environments

Lecturer in Applied Social Sciences

University of Winchester

Sep 2016 – Jul 2018 Winchester (UK)
  • Understanding the Development of Rural Societies - BA Sociology
  • Environment and Development - BSc Geography

Teaching Assistant in Geography

University of Southampton

Sep 2014 – Aug 2016 Southampton (UK)
  • Advanced Geographical Information Systems - BSc Geography
  • Skills and Project Work - MSc Geography & MSc Economics
  • Indicators and frameworks in sustainability science - MSc Sustainability
  • Integrated modelling processes for sustainability - MSc Sustainability

Research Associate


Apr 2013 – Oct 2013 Morogoro (Tanzania) & Kampala (Uganda)
  • Role of wholesale markets to improve small-scale farmers’ livelihoods and their integration with territorial economic development
  • Trend analysis of food prices, access to markets and value-chain diagnosis
  • Knowledge transfer and advocacy to the parliament and funding bodies

Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager


Apr 2012 – Sep 2012 N'Djamena (Chad)
Scientific advisor for the implementation of projects on food security and sustainable economic development, management of the AME department (10 people), supervision of grant proposals and management of a WFP project

Research Associate


Apr 2011 – Mar 2012 Hanoi (Vietnam)

Role of microfinance for rural development through the analysis of the livelihood trajectories of rural communities

  • Management and implementation of the microfinance component of a research-led project for local economic development
  • Provided training, coaching and workshop facilitation for field staff and management staff of microfinance institutions
  • Knowledge transfer to the Government and to academic partners




[LAB4SUPPLY] - Multi-agent Agrifood living labs for new supply chain Mediterranean systems.

Empower agrifood smallholders in the Mediterranean agricultural systems through the definition, enhancement and transfer of competitive and efficient food supply chain alternatives that address farmers' capacities, consumer needs and unexpected food market changes.

[RUR’Up] - Innovative education for sustainable development in peripheral rural areas

Develop innovative interventions for sustainable development in peripheral rural areas.

[SHERPA] - Sustainable Hub to Engage into Rural Policies with Actors

Gather relevant knowledge and opinions that contribute to the formulation of recommendations for future policies relevant to EU rural areas. It will create a science-society-policy interface which provides a hub for knowledge and policy.

[BRAgS] - Building Resilient Agricultural Systems: sustainable livelihoods in Mega-Deltas under environmental change

Delivering new insight into the trade-offs between flooding, sediment and nutrient deposition, agricultural systems and associated livelihood strategies in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta.

Green norms across borders: migration and pro-environmental behaviour

Behaviours and attitudes which relate to environmental impacts, such as energy use, transport choices, and waste disposal, and specifically at Chinese students who come to study in the UK.

[DECCMA] - Deltas, vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation

Effectiveness of adaptation options in deltas, assess migration as an adaptation in deltaic environments under a changing climate, and deliver policy support to create the conditions for sustainable gender-sensitive adaptation.


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