GLO.ACT Policy Support, UNODC
With an eclectic academic life (degree in Education, master’s in Human Rights and Post-graduate in Sociology), Joana has 20 years of professional experience, 14 of which dedicated to issues related to Trafficking in Persons. Among her several roles, Joana was the former Director of the Observatory on THB (2009-2013), from the Ministry of Interior of Portugal, the National Focal Point for the European Commission Anti-Trafficking Portal, Member of the European Commission Expert Group on THB (2011-2015) and, from 2013 to 2016, Director of the Research and Documentation Unit of the NGO STOP Trafficking and Oppression of Children & Women, New Delhi, India, with whom she keeps close ties, by collaborating on a pro bono, ad hoc way. Joana has also been working as an International Consultant on issues related to TIP and MS with various non-governmental and International organizations (UNODC, ICMPD (ICMPD-MIEUX), IOM-Libya), designing and delivering capacity building trainings, ToT, training manuals, country assessments, THB data collection and analyses, etc.
Senior Security Expert, OMV Petrom SA
International Law Enforcement Consultant and former Senior UK Police Officer
Lecturer (Teaching) for Latin America and The Caribbean, UCL Department of Security and Crime Science
Deputy Director, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Intelligence Analyst at Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, Lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Executive Director Police Services, Interpol
Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor and Strategic / Professor of Criminology Director, Centre for Crime Policy & Research
Editor-in-Chief and Journalist, Web Portal "FrontOnline"
Professor of Practice, National Defense University, William J Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies