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Department of Management

Dr Livia Regina Batista-Pritchard

Dr Livia Regina Batista-Pritchard

Lecturer in Sustainable Management


 Stella Turk Building 


University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, TR10 9FE


Appointed in 2024, Lívia Regina Batista-Pritchard is a Lecturer in Sustainable Management at the University of Exeter, Business School. She is a graduate in Law, and holds a MSc and a PhD in Environmental & Climate Change Law from the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.

Lívia joined the Business School in 2022 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, to work in the ESF-funded project “Accelerating Circular Skills for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly” (ARCA), where she was responsible for the business engagement with local SMEs to understand their needs and struggles, as well as the skills required, to implement circular principles. Since 2024, she is appointed as Lecturer in Sustainable Management, teaching on the MSc Sustainable Business Management, BSc Business and BA History and Business courses on the Penryn campus in Cornwall.


  • Bachelor in Law (LLB)
  • MSc in Environmental & Climate Change Law
  • PhD in Environmental & Climate Change Law


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Research interests

  • Climate and environmental justice
  • Practices and politics of repair
  • Transformative social innovation
  • Intersectionality



My research interests revolve around intersectional environmentalism and transformative social innovation, e.g., the potential for system change of social innovations framed as a movement towards sustainability. In this context, I’m also interested in understanding their potential to challenge or exacerbate inequalities, through a lens of intersectionality.

I am a member of the Exeter Centre for Environmental Law and the “Daughters of Themis” International Network of Women Business Scholars.

Research projects

Accelerating Circular Skills for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (ARCA) (2021-2023)

Led by the University of Exeter Business School, working in partnership with Truro & Penwith College, Arca supports businesses to transition to the circular economy. Our workshops and training programmes are aimed at SMEs in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We combine the latest business research with the hands-on experience of local entrepreneurs to deliver practical and engaging training programmes. The project is part-funded through the European Social Fund (part of the European Strategic Investment Framework for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly).

JustCE (LEX) - Toward a Just Circular Economy (2023)

Led by the University of Exeter, Business School and Law School, and the University of Lund (Sweden). This short research project runs from 1st March to 31st July 2023, funded by the European Network Fund 2022-23. The aim is to explore and empirically investigate the concept of "circular justice" in the literature and policies' narrative, focussing on the "right to repair" (R2R) movement in Europe as the ideal test bed for our understanding of the concept.

Research networks

  • "Daughters of Themis" International Network of Women Business Scholars

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Batista LR (2017). Mudanças climáticas & propriedade intelectual transferência internacional de tecnologias.

Journal articles

De Oliveira AM, Batista LR (2015). Prospect of Transition into Sustainable Energy in Developing Countries: an Analysis of Brazilian Public Programs. Revista Catalana de Dret Ambiental, 6(1). Abstract.


Batista LR, Pinto Ido VH (2021). (Des-)Regulação do Acesso aos Conhecimentos Tradicionais Associados à Biodiversidade em uma Ordem Jurídica Fragmentada. In Liguori C, Levy DR (Eds.) Temas contemporâneos de meio ambiente, Editora LiberArs, 215-234.

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My teaching is research-intensive and embedded in a critical and engaged pedagogy, in which I rather position myself as a facilitator of dialogue(s), creating a learning community and co-building knowledge.



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