Personal profile


I am a Brazilian psychologist and queer activist by background, and currently, a PhD candidate and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester.

My PhD research discusses how discourses of childhood engage and regulate gender recognition and trans rights. My supervisors are Prof Erica Burman (MIE), Prof Jackie Stacey (SALC), and Dr Deborah Ralls (University of Newcastle).

My pronouns are he/him.

Research interests

  • Gender, sexuality, and race
  • Queer and trans studies
  • Childhood studies
  • Discourse analysis
  • Education and social care
  • Professional practices in psychology
  • Groupwork

Social responsibility

I strongly believe the University of Manchester has a role in promoting social justice and transformation. I have been engaged in projects and programmes in Social Responsibility (SR), Knowledge Exchange (KE) and Widening Participation, such as:

  • LGBT+ History Month: Decolonising education and trans pedagogies at SEED  (2022, SR)
  • Supporting the Monitoring Centre of LGBTI+ Violence in Favelas in Rio de Janeiro (2022, KE)
  • Manchester Access Programme (2021, WP)
  • Widening Participation Fellowship (2021-2022, WP)
  • Dissemination about LGBTIQ+ experiences of Covid-19 in Brazil and the UK (2021, KE)



I have been teaching at Uni Manchester as a casual member of staff on Educational and Counselling Psychology (BSc and Doctoral), Research Methods (MA and PhD), and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (University College for Interdisciplinary Learning). I also supervised MA dissertations in International Education focusing on gender and sexuality studies.

 Teaching units and courses I have been engaged at University of Manchester:

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Your Role in Shaping a Fairer World (UCIL22302), University College for Interdisciplinary Learning, 2021 - 2023
  • Introduction to Group Analysis, Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, 2022
  • Research Design and Methods: Contexts and Practices (RSCH80000), PhD in Education (2021)
  • Counselling and Educational Psychology in the Professional Context (EDUC23040), BSc in Educational Psychology (2021)
  • Discourse Unplugged (EDUCXXXX8), PhD in Education (2020-2022)
  • Dissertation (EDUC84000), MA in International Education, 2022
  • Childhood & Development (EDUC13022), BSc in Education and BSc in Educational Psychology, 2022

Other research

In 2021, I was a Research Assistant for the project "Queer experiences of disasters, intersectionality, and the spatial dimension" at HCRI-UoM, analysing LGBTIQ+ experiences during the first wave of Covid-19 in Brazil and the UK. In 2022, I was a Research Assistant at MIE-SEED, supporting the Education & Psychology Research Group, and analysing data for the  Director of Social Responsibility and Associate Director for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

I convened the Discourse Unplugged Research Seminar between 2020 and 2022.

Before joining the University of Manchester, I researched gender and sexuality in schools, practices in educational psychology, public policies for the LGBTI+ population, and LGBTIphobic violence in Brazil. You can check some of my publications through the links above.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Research, Master in psychology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Award Date: 22 Mar 2012

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bsc in Psychology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Award Date: 26 Aug 2009

External positions

Lecturer in Psychology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

1 Mar 201531 Mar 2016

Educational Psychologist, Itaboraí City Council

23 Jun 201231 Jan 2018

Areas of expertise

  • BF Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • gender and sexuality studies
  • childhood and youth
  • L Education (General)
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Learning


  • queer studies
  • gender and sexuality studies
  • educational psychology
  • LGBT+ studies
  • Discourse analysis
  • Human rights


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