My current PhD research will aim to provide co-management scenarios and solutions for inshore fisheries through an in-depth understanding of the needs, conflicts, and values of actors in the system. It will also map out the legislative landscape within which co-management scenarios would have to operate and attempt to identify legal and legislative frameworks to enable co-management. The research will identify evidence and data needs and investigate technology solutions to break down barriers to implementation. Finally, these potential management scenarios will be modeled using Cardigan Bay in Wales as a case study.
Past research projects have included scrutinising the effectiveness of International Environmental Law in protecting highly migratory species such as sharks. Reviewing the role of the Blue Economy in a Globalised World, discussing, the vital role that ecosystem services play and the importance of preserving these services as a means to mitigate climate change impacts in the future. Alongside considering the impact that globalisation has had on fisheries in Small Island Developing States, such as Fiji.