Carole White

University of East Anglia

PhD researcher


Duration of PhD
09/2011 - 10/2014

Thesis's Supervisor
Laura Camfield, Tim Daw, Eddie Allison

Funder - CEFAS

Carole is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher on a Global Challenges Research funded project which explores historical trajectories of disaster risk management in Small Island Developing States. This includes case studies in the Pacific and Caribbean.

Her PhD research - completed in 2015 - explored livelihood responses to change in small-scale fishing communities in North Norfolk, UK, and the role of place and identity in social resilience. 

Carole has an MSc in Tropical Coastal Management from the University of Newcastle and a BSc in Ecology from the University of East Anglia with a year studying Marine Biology at University Aix-Marseille in France.

Following her Masters, she worked for the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre on wildlife trade and international environmental agreements before working as a consultant for MRAG Ltd on reports for the European Commission, World Bank and NGOs on marine and environmental policy. Prior to starting her PhD in 2011, she worked freelance researcher,  conducting fieldwork for the University of Kent and Greenwich University, supply chain audits on ethical sourcing standards for European retailers and worked part-time as a Fisheries Policy Officer for Seas At Risk based in Brussels, Belgium.

Carole is fluent in French and has worked in Spanish. She has worked on projects in Chile, Ecuador, France, Indonesia, Reunion Island and in the UK.


White, C. (2015) Getting into Fishing: Recruitment and Social Resilience in North Norfolk's ‘Cromer Crab’ Fishery, UK Full Text UEA Repository (Article)

White, C. (2014) Structured Interview Tools: Insights and Issues from Assessing Wellbeing of Fishermen Adapting to Change Using Scoring and Ranking Questions Full Text UEA Repository (Article)

Thomassin, A., White, C., Stead, S. S., David, G. (2010) Social acceptability of a marine protected area: The case of Reunion Island Full Text UEA Repository (Article)


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