Pamela Buchan

Sustainable Futures

PhD Researcher in Environment, Energy and Resilience (ESRC 1+3)
College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter

Start date: September 2015

Research topic: Investigating marine citizenship and its role in creating good marine environmental health

This research will critically analyse the spectrum of stakeholder engagement and participatory approaches employed within the marine environmental sector in the UK. In collaboration with case-study partners it will empirically examine examples of applied citizen science and engagement in marine policy and planning, to illuminate successful methods that can be applied to environmental policy more broadly. This interdisciplinary research will bridge the interface between marine science, governance and policy, and behavioural and educational theories. The application of the findings will support marine and coastal environmental management through a greater understanding of how policy and management intersect with the public.

Research supervisors: Dr Louisa Evans (Exeter), Dr Margherita Pieraccini (Bristol), Professor Stuart Barr (Exeter)

Professional memberships/Positions held:

Postgraduate Fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society

Postgraduate Representative, Coastal and Marine Research Group, RGS