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Dr Nigel Sainsbury

Dr Nigel Sainsbury

PhD researcher

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 Environment and Sustainability Institute 

 

Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Overview

I am a social environmental scientist and geographer with a particular interest in risk and social-ecological systems. As such, I study climate change vulnerability and adaptation, sustainable development, and conservation. I currently run a NERC-funded research program exploring the role of human behaviour in climate vulnerability using fisheries and storms as a case study. I work closely with Cefas, the Met Office, and Willis Towers Watson to achieve direct policy impact.

My work combines social fieldwork and interrogating large pre-existing datasets. My research interests include:

  • Human behavioural responses to climate change
  • Climate risks, vulnerability and adaptation
  • The effects of climate change on fisheries
  • Resilience and wellbeing
  • Sustainable development and equitable outcomes
  • Human dimenions of conservation

I will take up a postdoctoral fellowship at Simon Fraser University in the Salmon Watersheds Lab in February 2021.

Publications

Sainsbury N.C., Turner R.A., Townhill, B.L., Mangi, S.C., Pinnegar, J.K., 2019. The challenges of extending climate risk insurance to fisheries, Nature Climate Change Volume 9, issue 12, pp896–897. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0645-z

Turner, R.A., Sainsbury, N.C., Wheeler, B.W., 2019. The health of commercial fishers in England and Wales: Analysis of the 2011 census Marine Policy (106) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X18308510

Sainsbury N.C., Genner M.J., Saville, G.R., Pinnegar, K.P., O’Neill, C.K., Simpson, S.D., Turner, R.A., 2018. Changing storminess and global capture fisheries, Nature Climate Change Volume 8, Issue 8, pp655–659, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0206-x

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Short films on my research

Changing storminess and global capture fisheries

Qualifications

2016–2020 PhD Geography, University of Exeter, UK
2015–2016 MSC Conservation Science and Policy, University of Exeter, UK
2000–2003 BSc Management Science, University of Warwick, UK

Career

2016–2020 University of Exeter, PhD Geography

2015–2016 University of Exeter, MSc Conservation Science and Policy

2014–2015 Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada. Grants and Major Gift Development Officer.

2003–2013 AXA Group, London, UK. Variety of management and leadership roles including: Head of Strategy (2008–2010), Head of Executive Office and Corporate Development (2010–2011), Head of Lifestyle Claims (2011–2013), Head of Claims Change Programme (2012–2013).

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Research

Research interests

My research interests include:

  • Human behavioural responses to climate change
  • Climate risks, vulnerability and adaptation
  • The effects of climate change on fisheries
  • Resilience and wellbeing
  • Human dimenions of conservation

Research projects

Fishers’ behavioural responses to severe weather events: implications for the vulnerability of fisheries to changing storminess (NERC, Cefas, Willis Research Network funded)

Research networks

Main Collaborators

  • John Pinnegar (Cefas)
  • Martin Genner (University of Bristol)
  • Clare O'Neill (Met Office)
  • Geoffrey Saville (Willis Towers Watson)

Additional Recent Collaborators

  • Pete Schuhmann (University of North Carolina, Wilmington)
  • Gaetano Grilli (University of East Anglia)
  • Bryony Townhill and Stephen Mangi (Cefas)

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Sainsbury NC, Schuhmann PW, Turner RA, Grilli G, Pinnegar JK, Genner MJ, Simpson SD (2021). Trade-offs between physical risk and economic reward affect fishers’ vulnerability to changing storminess. Global Environmental Change, 69, 102228-102228.
Sainsbury NC, Turner RA, Townhill BL, Mangi SC, Pinnegar JK (2019). The challenges of extending climate risk insurance to fisheries. Nature Climate Change, 9(12), 896-897. Full text.

Publications by year


2021

Sainsbury N (2021). Fishers’ behavioural responses to severe weather events: implications for the vulnerability of fisheries to changing storminess.  Abstract.  Full text.
Sainsbury NC, Schuhmann PW, Turner RA, Grilli G, Pinnegar JK, Genner MJ, Simpson SD (2021). Trade-offs between physical risk and economic reward affect fishers’ vulnerability to changing storminess. Global Environmental Change, 69, 102228-102228.

2019

Sainsbury NC, Turner RA, Townhill BL, Mangi SC, Pinnegar JK (2019). The challenges of extending climate risk insurance to fisheries. Nature Climate Change, 9(12), 896-897. Full text.

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