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Biography

I am an environmental geographer who specialises in coastal and marine resource management. I am particularly interested in coastal hazard risk management, the institutional and policy frameworks for coastal management, stakeholder networks and public participation, environmental education and interpretation and sustainable development.

I am also interested in the role of museums and other heritage attractions in relation to the public’s understanding of environmental and sustainability issues.

I am a Chartered Geographer and Chartered Marine Scientist and an officer on both the Coastal and Marine Working Group of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) and the International Geographical Union's Commission for Marine Geography.

Previous to my current position I was the Senior Specialist (Environment) at the National Maritime Museum (NMM) where I am a Visiting Fellow active with a number of key environment related programmes.

Research Interests

  • Shoreline Management
  • Marine Spatial Planning
  • Marine conservation
  • Public engagement with coastal and marine resource management

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

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