Meet the Brazil Team

The Brazil Team at the University of Birmingham exists to offer support for academic engagement and partnership activity across Brazil, promotes new opportunities for collaboration in Brazil, and provides information on funding schemes available to help drive forward our Brazil strategy. 

Dr Erica Arthur - International Development Manager Americas

In her role as International Development Manager, Erica supports the implementation of the University’s international strategy, specialising in the development of international collaborations and management of key strategic partnerships in Brazil and Europe. Erica is experienced in developing strategic international partnerships, having led on the University of Birmingham’s flagship strategic BRIDGE alliance with the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, and, more recently, the new strategic partnership with Trinity College Dublin. She has extensive experience in student mobility as a former Study Abroad Manager, and as Chair of the British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Network (BUTEX). She is a recipient of the AUA Award for Excellence, and is also experienced in Distance Learning partnership management.

Flavia Rodrigues - Research Research Collaborator Representative

Flavia is the in country member of the staff, and is based in São Paulo. Flavia's knowledge of the political, economic and cultural landscapes in Brazil, combined with her academic standing and knowledge of the UK HE sector enable her to provide intelligence and key contact points to help support our work in Brazil. Flavia also has a detailed understanding of the Universty of Birmingham as in her academic life, she spent time here on campus as part of the Brazil Visiting Fellows Programme.

Mary Elliston – Global Partnerships Manager

Mary works to support the work of the Brazil team by managing internal funding opportunities, promoting external opportunities to colleagues, and liaising with key partners in Brazil to help facilitate the University's Brazil engagement strategy.