Anabela Carvalho holds a PhD in Geography from University College London (2002) and is an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences of the University of Minho, where she teaches course units such as Communication, Science and the Environment and International Communication.
Her research focuses on various forms of environment, science and political communication with a particular emphasis on mediations of climate change, as well as connections to public engagement.
She has been Visiting Scholar/Professor at the Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (2009), the University of Hamburg, Germany (2010), the University of Wageningen, Netherlands (2013), the University of Antwerp, Belgium (2013), the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands (2013), and Linköping University, Sweden (2017), as well as a Guest Professor at the Universities of Aalborg, Denmark (2009) and Bergen, Norway (2010).
Anabela Carvalho co-founded IECA (International Environmental Communication Association) and the Science Communication and Environment Section of ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association), where she served as Chair (2007-10) and Vice-Chair (2010-12 and 2012-14).
She is on the Editorial Boards of (inter alia) the journals Environmental Communication, Journal of Communication, MedieKultur, Disertaciones and Comunicação e Sociedade, is Associate Editor of Frontiers in Science and Environmental Communication since 2016, and was Associate Editor of Environmental Communication from 2010 to 2012.
Anabela Carvalho is a former Principal Investigator of research projects “The Politics of Climate Change: Discourses and Representations” (2005-2008) and “COMPOLIS – ‘Communication and Political Engagement with Environmental Issues” (2013-2014), and has participated in multiple other research projects.
Her management responsibilities at the University of Minho have included, amongst others, being Director of the PhD Programme in Communication Studies: Technology, Culture and Society, Deputy Head of Department, and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Mass Communication.