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Dr Diana Tingley

Dr Diana Tingley

Impact Evaluation Manager (SWEEP)


 Xfi Building 


Xfi Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4ST, UK


Diana is Impact Evaluation Manager for the South West Partnership for Environment and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP), a five-year programme (2017-2022) funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to apply research to benefit our environment and economy.

SWEEP’s mission is to place the environment’s ‘natural capital’ at the heart of business and policy decision-making through partnership working between academics, businesses and policymakers and through providing access to the best environmental science. It is led by the University of Exeter in partnership with Plymouth University and Plymouth Marine Laboratory.

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Diana studied Economics (MA; Edinburgh University), and has an MSc and PhD in Fisheries Economics (from Portsmouth University's Centre for the Economics and Management of Aquatic Resources (CEMARE)). She also has an FdA in Fine Art.

She has worked as a Senior Research Fellow (Portsmouth University, 10 years), and in consultancy (UK and overseas, 5 years) including secondments to government (Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, Cabinet Office, 10 months; and Northern Ireland Fisheries Department, 3 months). She has also created and exhibited contemporary art work influenced by photography, printmaking and ceramics, as well as teaching ceramics. 


  • MA Economics (1989-1993), Edinburgh University
  • MSc Fisheries Economics (1995-1996), Portsmouth University (Distinction)
  • PhD Fisheries Economics (2000-2006, part-time), Portsmouth University
  • FdA Fine Art (2012-2014, part-time), Somerset College, Plymouth University (Distinction)  


Research interests

Diana has published academic papers in: Marine Policy, Operations Research in Natural Resources, Marine Resource Economics and Fisheries Research. She also co-authored: 

  • Fisherman's incentives and policy.
    2004. Cabinet Office. Prime Minister's Strategy Unit. Analytical paper produced to support the report 'Net Benefits - a sustainable and programable future for UK fishing'. Vaze P & Tingley D.

  • Fisheries management in the United Kingdom. 
    2010. Handbook of Marine Fisheries Conservation and Management. ISBN 978-0-19-537028-7. Oxford University Press. 370-381. Pascoe S. & Tingley D.


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