Nicole de Paula

CEO | Global Health Asia Institute, Thailand

Dr Nicole de Paula is the CEO of the Bangkok-based think tank Global Health Asia Institute (GHAI) and founder of Resilient Nomads, a social enterprise enhancing environmental and health literacy experimentally in Krabi, southern Thailand’s west coast.

Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, and resilient, her mission is to promote research and inform the linkages of health and wellbeing with sustainable development, environmental conservation, and social equity. As a member of the Commission for Education and Communication (CEC) of the IUCN-The International Union for Conservation of Nature (2017-2020), she advocates for greater recognition of the links between nature conservation and human health, so-called “planetary health.”

In parallel to her work at GHAI, she is a team leader and writer for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB), a publication tracking sustainable development in real time mostly at the United Nations since 1992.

Originally from Brazil, Nicole holds a Ph.D. in Political Science/International Relations from Sciences Po Paris. Her doctorate received the “Young researcher prize” from Treilles Foundation in France. During her PhD, she became the French Embassy Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR) at the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), Washington D.C and was equally awarded a fellowship to study at the London School of Economics and Political Science as part of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN).

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