Cristina is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Queensland. She is particularly interested in people-biodiversity interactions and applied conservation topics. Her research focuses on how to promote wildlife stewardship and conflict sensitive conservation.
In particular, she explores:
the effects of conservation interventions on human wellbeing and how those effects influence conservation success
the contextual and socio-psychological factors that influence support for conservation policies and behaviours
the design of conservation interventions that are better targeted to specific audiences and contexts
Cristina holds a Master of Environmental Management from the University of Queensland. She has previously worked as a veterinarian, and as researcher participating in wildlife biology, landscape ecology, climate change adaptation planning, sustainable agriculture, and diffusion of innovations projects.