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Research profile

Twenty years' experience with social science relating to various aspects of the EU Common Fisheries Policy and national fisheries management systems, as well as broader issues of marine governance and fish as a food source. 

Current areas of research and interest:

  • The sustainable and climate-friendly fisheries of the future, incl. certification
  • Danish marine governance and planning, particularly the balance between nature and fisheries activities
  • Democratic participation in marine issues
  • Sustainable coastal communities, incl. issues around fisheries and ITQs 
  • Fish as food

Active roles in boards and comittees etc.:

  • Representative for Denmark in the Management Committee (MC) for EU CostAction research network 'Rethinking the Blue Economy: Socio-ecological impacts and opportunities' (RethinkBlue), 30.10.2023-29.10.2027, CostAction website 
  • Member of Themegroup 7, 'Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture', under The Danish, Greenlandic and Faroese Committee for UN Ocean Decade, Committee website
  • Member of 'WGSOCIAL - Working Group on Social Indicators' under the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), WGSOCIAL website

PhD Supervision

Active PhD supervision:

  • Sun Cole Seeberg Dyremose: 'Multi-layered governance performance with a focus on Danish energy island(s)' (supervisor, 1.1.2023 - 31.12. 2025)
  • Giovanni Codotto: 'Climate impacts of fisheries' (co-supervisor, 1.9.2022 - 31.8.2025)

Teaching profile

Teaches and supervises primarily in the Environmental Management & Sustainability Science (EMSS) programme within subjects related to natural resource management and nature conservation - primarily in the context of the coast and/or sea.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Planning and Development

Award Date: 1 May 2012

Master of European Studies

Award Date: 12 May 2004

Bachelor of Social Sciences

Award Date: 17 Jun 1999


  • Environment
  • Fisheries
  • Politics and Administration
  • Marine governance
  • Public administration and organisation
  • Sustainability
  • Industry and Production


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