Thais Diniz Oliveira
Postdoctoral Associate, Food Systems and Global Change, Department of Global Development
Thais Diniz Oliveira is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Food System & Global Change research group, housed in the Department of Global Development. Her research broadly focuses on how to achieve a low-carbon economy and the role of policies in the transition towards a healthy, sustainable and equitable planet. Advancing the decarbonization debate, she also explores the environmental and economic consequences of international trade and climate policies, with efforts to identify their distributional effects.
Her transdisciplinary research agenda integrates qualitative and quantitative approaches. Before joining Global Development, she completed two postdoctoral fellowships: at the University of São Paulo (USP-Brazil) and Centre International de Recherche sur l'Environnement et le Développement (CIRED-France). At CIRED, she worked on regional land-based mitigation strategies in future global climate scenarios whereas at USP she explored the affordability of diets, food policies and food environments in Brazil from the health and sustainability perspective. Thais now brings her integrative vision of sustainability to the EAT-Lancet 2.0 modeling workstream to advance the scenario-based analysis for the purpose of influencing public policy on food systems and global change.
Thais has served as an independent consultant in several projects, including for the World Bank Group and the Brazilian Institute of Consumer Protection (Idec). In these projects, she developed, respectively, the Brazilian study case on the production and consumption of unhealthy food ingredients, free sugar in particular, and a study on red meat consumption and plant-based alternatives. She has also engaged in advocacy research within the Food Policy Program Brazil (funded by Global Health Advocacy Incubator) to help promote transformative change.
- PhD in Applied Economics, Atlantic Technological University Sligo, Ireland
- MSc. in Applied Economics, São Paulo State University, Araraquara, Brazil
- Bsc. in Economics, São Paulo State University, Araraquara, Brazil
Climate change mitigation and adaptation
Scenario development/analysis & economic modeling
Healthy diets from sustainable, just food systems
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