Rosa joined the Department of Environment and Geography, as an associate lecturer. She has a masters in Natural Resources and Rural Development (El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Mexico) investigating Ecotourism and Social Adaptation in the Lacandon Rainforest in Chiapas, Mexico.
She recently completed her PhD in Environmental Management within the department researching food culture and culinary practices in rural areas of Mexico using photo voice methodology.
Rosa is a social researcher with a passion for constructing knowledge using participatory methodologies. Her principal research interests are food culture, food sovereignty, social organization in alternative food networks and ecotourism and gender in rural areas of developing countries.