Dr Pedro Fidelman has a multidisciplinary background, which includes a BSc (Hons I) in Oceanography, MSc in Geography and PhD in Environmental Social Science. At the Centre for Policy Futures, his work focuses on regulatory, institutional and governance implications of reef restoration and adaptation measures, as part of Australia's Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP).

Beyond RRAP, Pedro's research focuses, in a broad sense, on policy, institutions and management in the context of environmental governance. Its overall goal is to provide information and tools to enable society to respond and adapt to environmental change, and, ultimately, transition towards more sustainable futures. His research has been published in multidisciplinary international journals, which can be viewed on UQ eSpace.

Prior to joining the Centre for Policy Futures, Pedro held research positions in Brazil (University of Brasilia) and Australia (e.g., ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and Sustainability Research Centre of the University of the Sunshine Coast). He is currently a Senior Research Fellow with the Earth System Governance Project and Lead Author (Policy) for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Global Environment Outlook report.