Maria Amélia Ferreira de Carvalho is a researcher and holds a Master's degree in Social and Organisational Psychology from the Leiden University and a Master's degree in International Crimes and Criminology from the Free University in Amsterdam. She is particularly interested in both qualitative and quantitative data analysis in relation to the investigation of serious violations of international humanitarian, criminal and human rights law.
Amélia is also a consultant and project manager at the International Justice Analysis Forum. She is currently developing and designing an online database, containing completed judgments on international crime cases, which allow (among others) international sentencing analysis. She has a significant knowledge and understanding of empirical analytical methods and of the structure of international core crimes.
Previously, she has worked as an Investigations Assistant at the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). In this position she assisted various members of the Immediate Office of the Prosecutor in different projects connected to the various cases for prosecution before the court.
Module 4 - Applied Empirical Research Methods