Dr Ana Rita Domingues

Dr Ana Rita Domingues


I am a lecturer and researcher in business, sustainability accounting, and reporting and consultancy. I am particularly interested in the intersection between policy and accountability mechanisms.

Before joining the School of Earth and Environment, I was a lecturer in sustainability at Nottingham Trent University. I was responsible for curriculum and business development, creating projects for students to work as sustainability consultants in small and medium enterprises. I also worked as a researcher and guest lecturer in the Department of Management – University of Bologna (Italy), a researcher at NOVA School of Science and Technology (Portugal) and University of Coimbra (Portugal), and a guest lecturer in the Post-graduate programme in Environmental Sciences at the Federal University of Goiás (Brazil). Before starting my academic career, I worked in the Sustainable Development Observatory at the European Economic and Social Committee (Belgium), and as an environmental engineer, consultant, and project manager. 

I am a reviewer of multiple scientific journals, including the Journal of Cleaner Production, Frontiers in Sustainability, Ocean and Coastal Management, and Journal of Management and Governance. 

I am a visiting lecturer at the University of Bologna, a research collaborator at CENSE – Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research (NOVA University of Lisbon) and a member of the International Sustainable Development Research Society and the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research. 


  • Co-Pi in the SUSCHange research project
  • Deputy Programme Leader MSc Sustainability and Consultancy

Research interests

My research interest is sustainability assessment and reporting, organisational change, and stakeholder engagement, particularly in public and third-sector organisations. I have participated in various research projects related to organisational change management for sustainability, environmental initiatives in public sector organisations, sustainability indicators, and co-design processes. 

Currently, I collaborate with Nottingham Trent University in the research project ‘SUSChange: Organisational Change for Sustainability in Nottingham-based Small and Medium Enterprises through student consultancy’. 

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  • PhD Management (University of Bologna)
  • MSc Environmental Engineering (Nova University of Lisbon)
  • BSc Environmental Engineering Science (Nova University of Lisbon)

Student education

I teach sustainability consultancy, developing and managing environmental projects, delivering sustainability through projects and organisations, and introduction to business, environment and corporate responsibility. I supervise UG and PG dissertations.

Research groups and institutes

  • Sustainability Research Institute
  • Business Organisations for Sustainable Societies
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