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Dr Maria Augusta Paim

Dr Maria  Augusta  Paim

Centre Fellow


Dr Maria Augusta Paim LLM (University of Southampton), PhD (University of Sao Paulo), Postdoc (Queen Mary, University of London and University of Cambridge)

Maria Augusta is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Land Economy and Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG). Maria Augusta obtained a PhD in international law from the University of São Paulo, where she submitted her thesis on international law of the sea and the qualification of oil platforms, a work that was subsequently published as a book in Brazil. Whilst working on her PhD, she was awarded The British Council Chevening Scholarship to complete a LL.M. course in maritime law at the University of Southampton. She  practiced as an advocate for a decade in a leading and renowned law firm in São Paulo. Maria Augusta is currently studying the regulation of the Nexus Water-Energy-Food for a sustainable transition in Brazil. She is also interested in the law and policies for the spatial planning of the sea, the conflicts of the uses of the sea, the allocation of waters uses, and more broadly in the governance of natural resources and their exploration within a sustainable development equation.