Research interests:

Ecosystem Based Management
Ecosystem Services
Environmental Policy
Marine Conservation
Marine Planning
Marine Protected Areas
Marine Protected Area Success/Effectiveness
Natural Capital
Science – Policy Interface
Stakeholder Engagement

Career history:

2019 – 2023: PhD. Facilitating a Natural Capital Approach in Marine Protected Area Governance in the UK (University of Aberdeen)
2018 – 2019: MSc (Hons). Marine Environmental Management (University of York)
2012 – 2015: BSc (Hons). Ocean Science (University of Plymouth)

Experience outside academia includes:

Events Intern, Devon Maritime Forum, Jul 2017
Marine Planning Placement with the Marine Management Organisation, Jan 2017
Economic Development Project Assistant, Devon County Council, Nov 2016 – Jun 2017
Researcher, Lyme Bay Success Group, Sept 2014 – Sept 2016
Stakeholder Engagement Assistant, Plymouth University, Aug 2015 – May 2016
Stakeholder Engagement Volunteer, MarCoPol, May 2014 – Sept 2014

Active research projects:

Facilitating a Natural Capital Approach in Marine Protected Area Governance in the UK

Recent publications:

Gallacher, J., Simmonds, N., Fellowes, H., Brown, N., Gill, N., Clark, W., Biggs, C. and Rodwell, L. (2016).
Evaluating the success of a marine protected area: A systematic review approach. Journal of Environmental
Management, 183, pp.280-293.