Research Associate in Urban Resilience and Crisis Management
Phone: +44(0)203 108 9162
Rocio is currently a Research Associate with the City Leadership Lab within STEaPP. Over the past 7 years, she has worked as a research officer for a number of local and international projects related to climate change adaptation, risk management and natural hazards, governance and institutional capacities strengthening, directly working with national, regional and local governments, private companies and NGOs from over a dozen countries.
Rocio has a mixed educational background with a BS in Environmental Sciences, an International Masters in Capacity Building and a PhD in Strategic Spatial Planning from the University Pablo de Olavide of Seville, Spain. Prior to joining UCL, she had the privilege to conduct highly interdisciplinary research at the Technological and Socio-Economic Institute at Roskilde University (Denmark), the Ecology Centre of Kiel University (Germany) and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University (USA).