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Teaching and Doctoral Supervision

Geography as a discipline provides an integrating approach to consider the relationships between humans and the environment. Sustainability provides a core concept for addressing global challenges and attending to trade offs in different dimensions. I am part of a team delivering the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews.

Doctoral Supervision

Fiona Cunningham Coastal vulnerability and adaptation in islands
Lorenzo Pergola Valuing Culture: a mixed-methods approach to the importance of cultural resources
Paula Duffy Understanding socio-demographic change in coastal communities
Lucy Greenhill Marine spatial planning and adaptive governance
Liliana Sole Figueras Ecoystem services and cruise ship tourism
James Luger Marine governance: effective institutional arrangements for biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction.
Simone Riegel The economic and social value of Scotland's blue carbon resource
Saso Gorjanc EU marine enviornmental policy and concepts of marine wilderness
Allan Majalia Local ocean knowledge and marine protected areas in Kenya and Ghana
Josephine Asare Traditional knowledge, gender and small scale fisheries (Primary Supervisor Dr I Okafor-Yarwood)

My teaching and learning seeks to develop an understanding of:

Knowledge Base

Environmental problems, Institutions, Laws, Policies, Partnerships, Sustainability science, Climate Change Adaptation, Theories and goals of Environmental Governance.

Key Concepts

Transferrable Skills

Social scientific/Geographical research methods: qualitative and quantitative methods of social investigation, policy analysis.
Deliberation, Presentation, Workshop facilitation.
Geographic & Environmental Information Systems, and Integrated assessment.