Dr. Brugere is an SEI Associate. She works as an independent consultant for a number of international agencies and provides economic inputs in a number of SEI research projects. She also occasionally lectures in the Environment Department (Environment, Economics and Ecology BSc).
Over the last two years, Dr. Brugere has been working in an independent research and advisory capacity for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), the Network for Aquaculture Centres in Asia and the Pacific (NACA), and the University of Wageningen (Netherlands). Her work focuses on the sustainability and socio-economic impacts of aquatic resources use and development, and in particular on issues related to gender equality, climate change adaptation, coastal ecosystem services provision and policy formulation in fisheries and aquaculture.
In 2010-2011, Dr. Brugere held a Marie Curie Intra-European Research Fellowship and led interdisciplinary project “Sustainable Ecosystem Services and Livelihoods through Aquaculture Development” (ECOLIVA) funded by the EU. This research project investigated the linkages between the provision and valuation of ecosystem services, aquaculture development and sustainable livelihoods, using the case of shrimp farming in coastal areas of Thailand. Previously, and until July 2012, Dr. Brugere worked as a Fishery Planning Analyst/Aquaculture Officer with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Rome, providing aquaculture policy advice and support to national governments, and addressing social and economic issues related to aquaculture development and aquatic resources management.
Dr. Brugere holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Newcastle and an MSc in Ecological Economics from University Edinburgh. Her work and research have mostly taken place in Asia (Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia) and in sub-Saharan Africa (Mozambique, Uganda, Mali, Cameroon, Chad). She has authored/co-authored a number of peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and FAO technical papers, and has contributed to two UN flagship publications: the World Water Resources Report and the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture. She is a reviewer for: Food Policy; Agricultural Economics; Ocean and Coastal Management; Society and Natural Resources; Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Nutrition and Natural Resources.