Dr Tereza Campello is an economist, Doctor in Public Health, international consultant on social development and social protection, Professor and Research Associate at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ, Brazil), Visiting Professor in School of Public Health, University of Sao Paulo. She was an International Visiting Fellow at the Future Food Beacon from 2018-2020
Dr Campello was the Minister of Social Development and Fight against Hunger from 2011-2016 during the government of President Dilma Rousseff in Brazil. Amongst her achievements during that time were the coordination, design and implementation of a national policy to eradicate extreme poverty (Brazil sem Miséria). This contributed decisively to the elevation of 22 million people out of extreme poverty.
Dr Campello joined the Future Food Beacon as a Visiting Research Fellow in 2018. While in Nottingham, she worked on numerous aspects of equitable access to nutritious & healthy foods through political, social and economic interventions. She played a key role in establishing the Future Food Beacon’s Memoranda of Understanding and work packages with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). She also led collaborative initiatives with Brazil and other Latin American countries.