Lucy is a researcher based at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) on the west coast of Scotland, working to develop research and the application of science to improve how we manage our seas for environmental and social goals.
Building on experience in public sector nature conservation at the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and in oil spill response, she contributes to a range of research and international consultancy projects in relation to the planning and management of marine activities. She is currently undertaking a part-time PhD investigating marine spatial planning as a tool for adaptive governance for sustainability in marine systems.
Lucy is Convener of the Marine Planning and Governance Forum, at the Marine Alliance of Science and Technology in Scotland (MASTS), which brings together academics across Scotland with policymakers, NGOs and other stakeholders to develop the science and knowledge to support the implementation of MSP and improved governance of Scotland’s seas. Partnering with ScotLINK and other organisations, she co-organised the successful inaugural ‘Sea Scotland 2016’ conference in June 2016 which will be a series of events looking at marine issues in Scotland.
Lucy is passionate about co-operating with scientists, policy makers and society, to explore new ways of addressing the complex socio-ecological challenges we face. She hopes to support action through dialogue, and looks to engage with people and networks to drive change.
Contributor to ‘What now for UK academia? Twelve academics on Brexit’, 27 June 2016.