A marine biologist with a focus on tropical coastal management, I have 20 years’ experience of working in integrated coastal zone management with NGOs, public and private agencies in the Caribbean, Eastern Africa and Egypt. I have extensive management experience as a former Manager of a Marine Park and National Park (8 years in the Dutch Carribean), and project leader for various small to large bilateral research and development projects. Research and monitoring has included environmental, fishery and sea turtle assessments for Protected Areas in the Caribbean, Egypt, Uganda and Nigeria. As a Researcher and an Environmental Consultant for both the public and private sector, I have produced and coordinated Protected Area Management Plans, targeted Species Monitoring Plans and Environmental Impact Assessments, with an ongoing personal interest in co-management of natural resources, stakeholder engagement within conservation management policies and activities and communication of conservation and research activities to the wider public. My research interests lie in the understanding of spatial and habitat use by marine species, with a focus on sea turtles and reef fisheries, predominantly in the Caribbean and British Indian Ocean Territory.