I am a PhD Candidate in the School of International Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). My research explores the effects of the policy disconnections in Australia between the efforts to manage professional fishing for biological sustainability and a regulatory environment in the post-harvest space where sustainability is considered a consumer value.
I completed a Master in Public Policy and Governance at the University of New South Wales in 2015. I also hold BAs in Political Science (UNED, Madrid); in English Literature and Language; and in Catalan Literature and Language (both at the UAB, Barcelona).
My research employs qualitative methodologies for the analysis of governance arrangements and collects data through interviews, event ethnography and discourse analysis. I am interested in the meanings of fish as a resource and of fish as a food product, in the implications of these meanings for the regulation of sustainability, and in the potential of discursive practices to stagnate or generate policy change.
I am a casual academic at FASS in the Bachelors of International Studies and Global Studies and I have been employed as a research assistant in a number of exciting projects in FASS and in the Faculty of Science.