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I am an environmental and ecological economist specialised in coastal and marine ecosystem services valuation and management. I’ve joined Cefas (Centre for Environment Fisheries & Aquaculture Science) in 2012 as principal environmental economist after a post-doctoral experience at CSERGE (UEA) where I lead the environmental and ecological economics area primarily coordinating the provision of advice and science related to the economics of the marine environment mainly to the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), including in the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). I am honorary lecturer at the UEA and CSERGE research fellow. I’ve worked in a number of interdisciplinary projects in the UK (e.g. Valuing Nature Network (VNN), UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UKNEA) (in 2011, and 2014: WP1 (Natural Capital Asset Check) and WP4 (Coastal & Marine Ecosystem Services)), and across Europe (FP7 projects) within which I’ve been exploring ecosystem services valuation and management issues; lately also related to ‘blue’ carbon sequestration and storage and jellyfish bloom impacts. Main characteristic of my applied research is an interdisciplinary approach that combines natural and social sciences and economics. 

I work at UEA two days a week to develop and facilitate interdisciplinary (e.g. natural and social sciences, and environmental and ecological economics) research collaborations between UEA and Cefas.

My contact details at Cefas are:

Cefas, Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0HT, UK
Tel: +44(0)1502.527716

Email: [email protected]


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development 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 14 - Life Below Water

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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