Kirsten Abernethy

Kirsten Abernethy

Kirsten Abernethy

Kirsten worked in the ESI until early 2015, and maintains her strong links with researchers here and in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

She is an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist, and has worked for ten years in fishing-dependent communities, in both tropical and temperate contexts. She works at the interface between research and community development.

Her research and projects have looked at how fishers, their families and communities, are able to respond and innovate in the face of multiple ecological and social changes. Her focus, most recently, has been on the effect of these changes on the health and wellbeing of fishing communities.

Kirsten’s aim is to work collaboratively with communities and organisations to understand, communicate and advocate for equitable governance of fisheries, viable coastal communities and sustainable marine resources.

Contact details

Email k.abernethy@exeter.ac.uk