My research focuses on understanding human dimensions of socioecological systems, with previous foci including social importance of shark fisheries, drivers of fisher spatial behaviour and understanding perceptions of conservation and management policies for improving their effectiveness. I have experience in working across research, government and consultancy bodies and am particularly interested in how collaborative action can enhance compliance with conservation and management policies, to enhance their long-term success.
Research on the interactions between human behavior and MPA regulations is vital to understanding and ensuring their positive ecological impacts. Our research highlights the need to integrate this research throughout every stage of MPA creation and implementation.
Improving MPA ManagementSocial Drivers for Shark Fishing Amongst Sri Lankan and Indian Fishers