Dr. Rhoda Ballinger

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Rhoda gained a degree in Geography and PhD from the University of Wales College, Aberystwyth.  She is currently theme leader for the Geography programmes in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University and is the Director of the School’s Marine Geography programme. She has over twenty years experience researching and teaching aspects of coastal management in Europe as well as practical experience of estuary management, particularly through the Severn Estuary Partnership.  Her research focuses on science-policy integration as well as on stakeholder and policy analysis in the context of coastal change. Recent projects include IMCORE,  RESILCOAST and COASTWEB as well as smaller scale projects for Welsh Government and others on marine planning. As part of many of these applied, interdisciplinary projects she has worked extensively with coastal stakeholders to develop a range of training materials.