Dr Ana Rita Domingues

Dr Ana Rita Domingues


I am a lecturer in sustainability consultancy and business.

Over the last couple of years, I worked as a researcher and lecturer in sustainability accounting, management and consultancy. 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.

Previously, I was 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 also 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. 

Research interests

My research interest is in 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

Research groups and institutes

  • Sustainability Research Institute
  • Business Organisations for Sustainable Societies
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