Fernanda Odilla

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 fellow for the BIT-ACT research project, supported by the European Research Council (ERC) and conducted at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Bologna. Odilla is also one of the co-founders and research affiliate at King's Global (Anti)corruption Studies research group.


Her research interests are control of corruption, accountability, and new technologies in the context of anti-corruption, integrity and quality of government. 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.


Fernanda led the organization of the 6th Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Forum at the University of Bologna and actively participates in the organization of the 8th Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Forum at the University of Lisbon.