Dr. Emma McKinley

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Emma (@EmmaJMcKinley) is a Research Fellow at Cardiff University, working on the CCAT project to understand community attitudes and perceptions towards climate change and will be drawing on models of marine citizenship to examine the concept of climate citizenship.

An experienced mixed methods researcher, Emma applies a diverse range of techniques to understanding human connection to the global oceans, and has worked on topics including; marine spatial planning, ecosystem services, public perceptions and attitudes towards marine issues, marine citizenship and ocean literacy, coastal community resilience and sustainability and the Blue Growth agenda, focusing on supporting a sustainable ‘blue’ economy. In September 2018, Emma launched the Marine Social Science Network; a global, interdisciplinary community of researchers and practitioners working in and around the fields of marine social sciences, which she chairs. Additionally, Emma is also the Chair of the Royal Geographic Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) Coastal and Marine Research Group, co-chair of the British Ecological Society Wales Policy Group, and sits on the Marine Social Science Task Force of the UK’s Marine Science Coordinating Committee.