Carole White

Research Fellow

Duration of PhD
09/2011 – 10/2014

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

Funder – CEFAS

Carole is currently a Research Fellow in the School of International Development, leading research in the UK as part of a three-year multi-partner EU-India research programme called ‘Coastal Transformations and Fisher Wellbeing’ (FISHERCOAST). The project takes a comparative approach to coastal transformations, contestations and imaginations in Europe and India, focusing on parallel histories and interconnections, aspirations and practices, in a context of limited resources and persisting inequalities.

Previously, she held a NERC Innovation Fellowship, hosted by Cefas, which explored  the use of Q-methodology in a marine context to better understand social values and perceptions in conservation. In early 2018, Carole completed a Academic Parliamentary Fellowship with the House of Commons library on a policy briefing focused on fisheries governance, Brexit and devolution, funded by a ESRC Impact Accelerator Award. Previously, from 2016-2017, she was a Researcher Co-Investigator on a NERC-ESRC-AHRC Global Challenges Research funded project which explored historical trajectories of disaster risk management in Small Island Developing States. This included 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.