MA (Hons) Philosophy, The University of Edinburgh, graduated 2012
MRM (Master of Resource Management) Coastal and Marine Resource Management, The University of Akureyri, Iceland, graduated 2017. Thesis: ‘The scarcity of fish, the proliferation of property and the fishermen caught in the middle : property rights and the connection to labour in Scotland’s demersal fishery’, a study into the relationship that key actors in the Scottish Demersal fishery (“owner-skippers”) have with their natural resource capital, the fish quotas. Specifically an analysis of their sense of ownership over the stocks in relation to their interpretation of their labour, and surrounding issues.
My research interests lie in the broad domain of Natural Resource Management, especially in regards to natural capital and economic interpretations of nature, including associated socio-political aspects. I have a particular interest and background in coastal and marine resources. My research and interests are heavily influenced by philosophy and analyses of the abstract systems of governance, belief, and decision-making behind the management of a resource.
Between periods in higher education I have worked in a number of roles (unrelated to my field of research), including teaching in Hong Kong and higher education administration of postgraduate courses at The University of Edinburgh.