I am a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at IRES, otherwise based in Tromso, North Norway, where I am a Research Scientist with the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (Nofima). As a former student with the Norwegian College of Fisheries Science, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, I have an interdisciplinary background, ranging from biochemistry and oceanography to bio economics and governance, but I consider myself a hybrid social scientist. I finished my Master’s degree in fisheries management in 2008 and my PhD in resource management in 2014. The PhD thesis focused on coastal zone planning in Norway.
My main research projects center on coastal zone governance, in particular near shore marine spatial planning and aquaculture management. I coordinate an interdisciplinary project called Coreplan, focusing on governance of coastal ecosystem services through marine spatial planning. I am also a postdoctoral research fellow, funded by the Research Council of Norway. In this project, I study social sustainability in salmon farming in Norway and Canada. As part of this work, I will be visiting the Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, from August 2017 – July 2018.