Postdoctoral Research Assistant

School: Agriculture, Policy and Development

Department: Applied Economics and Marketing

Expertise: sustainable land governance, land and natural resource economics, international trade, qualitative research methods, quantitative research methods, transparency, anti-corruption, Linked Open Data (LOD), data management, data analysis, data visualization, data and metadata standards, semantic web, open data, data sharing, data interoperability, licensing

About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Agriculture Policy and Development. In 2019 I defended my PhD thesis on the Economics of Large-Scale Land Acquisitions. I then joined the Trade Hub, a UKRI-GCRF project that brings together over 50 organisations worldwide to increase sustainability in agricultural trade. Previously I worked for a decade as a freelance researcher and data analyst with a variety of NGOs, research institutes and international organisations. During the five years I worked at the Land Portal – a Dutch-based foundation pioneering the use of digital, open resources to improve land governance – I built a unique set of skills in the open data domain. I have authored a University of Reading Open Research Case Study and published a high-level report on the impact of open data on land corruption. My academic research explores different aspects of sustainable land governance, from digital information management to socio-economic, institutional and environmental justice.

I am the School Lead Champion for Agriculture, Policy and Development.

Contact

Email logo marcello.demaria@reading.ac.uk
Twitter logo @MarcelloDeMari2
ORCID logo 0000-0003-1969-0251