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People Diogo Verissimo PhD

Oxford Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade


Oxford Martin Fellow

Diogo Veríssimo, is a behaviour change specialist with 15 years of experience in the fields of social marketing and community-based conservation. Diogo is a global leader in the design and evaluation of interventions to change environmentally relevant human behaviours, having authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Diogo holds a PhD in Biodiversity Management, from the University of Kent, UK, where he explored the links between marketing theory and practice and biodiversity conservation. In 2016, Diogo was recognized by the IUCN Commission of Education & Communication with their Young Professional Award and in 2017 by the Society for Conservation Biology, with their Early Career Conservationist Award.

At the Oxford Martin School, Diogo will focus his work on the design and evaluation of behaviour change interventions to influence consumers of wildlife products, with the goal of mitigating the impact these products have on biodiversity.