I am Coordinator of the Great British Oceans coalition, a partnership of six leading NGOs working to promote UK leadership on ocean protection. We focus on support for the seven UK Overseas Territories targeted in the UK Government’s Blue Belt Programme.

I have a DPhil (PhD) on strategic approaches to biodiversity conservation from the School of Geography and Environment, University of Oxford, where I studied with Associate Professor Richard Grenyer. I was a recipient of a John Monash Scholarship, Australian Bicentennial Scholarship and a Vice-Chancellor’s Fund Award. I also have a Bachelor of Advanced Science (1st Class Honours, Uni Medal) from the University of Sydney, Australia.

While at Oxford I taught on the MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management and coordinated events for the Oxford Biodiversity Network. I also established baseline forest inventory plots in French Polynesia with Professor Yadvinder Malhi and the Oxford Ecosystems Laboratory, in association with Gump Research Station and the Tetiaroa Society.

Prior to undertaking graduate study, I worked in Australia on several high profile projects relating to natural resource management and environmental monitoring and reporting. As Science Convenor with the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership, I coordinated the development and implementation of an annual ecosystem health report card in the Great Barrier Reef. I have also worked with the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, giving science a voice in public policy debates, and with PrometheusWiki at CSIRO Publishing.

Scuba diving, running, touch footy and travel keep me moving & discovering when I can!

Please drop me a line via email emmajeanmcintosh[at]gmail.com, or Twitter @EmmaJMcIntosh

Weather vane at Manchester College, Oxford. Credit: Rafael H M Pereira

Weather vane at Manchester College, Oxford. Credit: Rafael H M Pereira