Malu assists with the development and grant application for R&D projects, as well as coordinating the reporting of R&D grants.
Malu holds a post-Doc in Ecosystem Services at the Environment and Sustainability Institute (University of Exeter) and PhD in Arctic Biology, from the University of Bergen (Norway), working from the remote High Arctic at the University Centre in Svalbard.
During her PhD, Malu’s work in Arctic invertebrate biodiversity was based at a small research centre in Longyearbyen, in the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard (Norway). This prompted her to establish early multiple international collaborations to compensate from the shortcomings of a small research group, facilitated by her work from the international research station in Ny-Ålesund and her participation in the Kinnvika Project for the 2007 International Polar Year. One of her first collaborations was with the British Antarctic Survey, where she carried out most of her DNA work.