About me and my research interests

I am a lecturer in Ecological Economics in the School of Environmental Sciences teaching a third year and MSc module in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics (ENV-6012B, ENV-7116B). I am a member of the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE) and the 3S (Science, Society & Sustainability) Research Group.

My broad research interests focus thematically on water resources management in times of change and integrating ecosystem services (including cultural ecosystem services) in decision-making. This has involved using non-market methods to monetarily value urban green space, instream flows and ecosystem services in water scarce environments, market-based instruments design as part of basin scale water resources management reform and restoration, as well as, several studies on sustainable agriculture.

I am interested in supervising or co-supervising PhD students in these research areas. Please check out PhD funding at the university, e.g. and elsewhere, e.g.

Funding News

Have you ever thought about doing a PhD? Or whether a PhD in environmental sciences might be right for you (even without direct experience)? This presentation by the Advanced Research and Innovation in Environmental Sciences (ARIES) DTP will explore who does PhDs and why, what they get out of it, and what PhD opportunities are available specifically in environmental sciences.

If you want to jump straight to information on, or to apply to, the ARIES DTP then go to

There is some general information on PhDs at, including video interviews with current PhD students.

You might also be interested in PhD opportunities with the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) DTP, some of which examine societal aspects of environmental sciences; including a joint SeNSS-ARIES PhD studentship. See

Chevening Scholarships/Fellowships for prospective MSc students, check out the details at


Please check out my Google Scholar page at

Career history

2017 - present: Lecturer in Ecological Economics, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia

2015 - 2017: Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

2010 - 2014: Research Scientist, Land and Water Flagship, CSIRO, Australia

2007 - 2010: Post-doc, University of Arizona, USA

2003 - 2006: PhD in Arid Lands Resource Sciences and Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Arizona, USA

1997: MSc in Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Management, UCL

1990: BA(Hons) Politics, Philosophy and Economics, The Queen's College, University of Oxford



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