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Dr Fernanda Odilla obtained her doctoral degree in Social Science and Public Policy at the Brazil Institute at King’s College London. She has a Masters in Criminology and Criminal Justice from King’s College London, a pre-masters in Crime and Public Safety from UFMG (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil), and a BA First Class Honours in Journalism from PUC Minas (Brazil). She is currently a research affiliate at King's Brazil Institute and a research fellow for a research project supported by the European Research Council (ERC) at the University of Bologna. Within the ERC's project, Fernanda Odilla looks at initiatives from civil society to improve accountability and fight corruption using digital media. Prior to her academic career, she worked as a multimedia producer for the Brazilian desk at the BBC in London and as a reporter for daily newspapers in Brazil, where she had dedicated to investigating and exposing political corruption.


  • Control of corruption
  • Accountability
  • Integrity and quality of government
  • New technologies in the context of anti-corruption

Fernanda Odilla's work has been focusing on both top-down and bottom-up initiatives aiming to fight corruption and increase accountability. Currently, she investigates how digital media, algorithms, and artificial intelligence help the fight against corruption from grassroots across the world at the University of Bologna. As a research affiliate at King's College London she is part of the King's Global (Anti)Corruption Studies (GACS) research group.

Further details

See Fernanda's research profile