Dr Rebecca Shellock is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for Public Awareness of Science (CPAS). Rebecca is a Marine Social Scientist and her research encompasses a range of topics including:
- Gender in marine science;
- Ocean Literacy;
- Marine Governance;
- Marine Protected Areas;
- The well-being benefits provided by marine and coastal environments;
- The valuation of marine and coastal environments;
- Ecosystem Services;
- Marine Planning and management
Rebecca has experience of working at the Science-Policy Interface, during her time as a Marine Social Scientist for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (UK Government). During this time, she developed and a delivered a portfolio of research to build a robust social science evidence base for marine and coastal policy (e.g. Highly Protected Marine Areas).
Rebecca is also a member of the UK's Ocean Literacy Working Group and the Royal Geographical Society Coastal and Marine Research Group.
- Cvitanovic, C, Mackay, M, Shellock, R et al. 2021, 'Understanding and evidencing a broader range of 'successes' that can occur at the interface of marine science and policy', Marine Policy, vol. 134.
- Cvitanovic, C, Shellock, R, Mackay, M et al. 2021, 'Strategies for building and managing 'trust' to enable knowledge exchange at the interface of environmental science and policy', Environmental Science and Policy, vol. 123, pp. 179-189.