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Baracat, Amélia Barbosa

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Job title: 

Science Administrator (Pre-Post Award)

Office of the Science Directorate
Joined Kew: 


Foreign languages: 

Portuguese (mother tongue), English (fluent), Spanish (working)

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • MSc & PGDipDevMgmt (Open), 2006
  • PG Cert., Managing Customer and Client Relations and Accounting for Managers, Open University Business School (1998-2000)
  • BA (Hons, 2.1), History of Western Philosophy and Science, Kingston Univ., 1991

Working within the office of the Science Directorate, my role as Science Administrator (Pre-Post Award) involves regular communication with Principal Investigators and Finance colleagues to support the  effective financial management of Kew’s Science projects. This includes regular reviews of Kew’s science research projects to monitor progress against milestones and ensure compliance against the contractual terms and conditions of their funders.  I provide oversight of Kew’s portfolio of science research projects for the Science Directorate and my other responsibilities include providing financial and administrative support to Kew’s Senior Science Research Officer on grant applications, and contributing award information and advice on funding opportunities.   

Selected publications: 

Mattos, P.P., Braz, E.M., Domene, V.D., Sampaio, E.V.S.B., Gasson, P., Pareyn, F.G.C., Alvarez, I.A., Baracat, A., Araújo, E.L., 2015. Climate-tree growth relationships of Mimosa tenuiflora in seasonally dry tropical forest, Brazil. Cerne 21(1) ms 1460.

Pareyn, F., Milliken, W., Baracat, A., Gariglio, M. A., Santos, E. M., Galindo, R. C. A. P., Gasson, P., Gallindo, F. A. T., Hassett, D. M. (2013). Cuidando da Caatinga. Associação Plantas do Nordeste (APNE) & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Sampaio, E., Gasson, P., Baracat, A., Cutler, D. & Pareyn F. (2010). Biomass estimation of plants from the caatinga. Forest Ecology & Management.

Milliken, W. & Baracat, A. (2007). Kew Latin America Research Fellowships Programme Review 1998-2007 Available online

Pareyn, F. G. C., Gasson, P., Cutler D., Figueiroa, J. M. & Baracat, A. (2007). Manejo sustentado da Vegetação Lenhosa da Caatinga Available online