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Dr Maria Paula Escobar-Tello


Maria Paula is a cultural and environmental geographer with an interdisciplinary background in Political Science and History at the Universidad de los Andes in her native Bogotá (Colombia's capital city). Maria Paula has an MA on Environment, Politics and Globalisation (Distinction) and a PhD in Geography, both from King's College London.

Before joining Bristol's Veterinary School in September 2017, Maria Paula worked in subsequent post-doctoral fellowships related to livestock farming governance and regulation (funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Defra) and to flood risk management (EU funded KULTURisk and NERC funded SINATRA), developing a strong interdisciplinary profile to her research.

Currently Maria Paula works on 5 research grants on issues related to livestock farming in Colombia: use of veterinary medicines and AMR, silvopastoral farming systems, technology use, traditional knowledge and farming practices, and environmental legacies of the armed conflict on farm landscapes and farming practices.