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Voyer, Michelle A. Dr

Senior Research Fellow

  • Senior Research Fellow - Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security 2019 -
  • Vice Chancellors Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) 2016 - 2019

Overview


Michelle Voyer is a Senior Research Fellow with the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong. Her research focuses on the human dimensions of marine conservation and resource management, and the nexus of social science and policy. Building on a ten year career in Australian state and federal government, and marine science undergraduate training, Michelle has worked on fisheries and marine social science questions for more then ten years. In 2014 she completed her PhD examining the social acceptability of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), with a focus on two NSW marine parks. Since then she has been involved in a range of contract and academic research projects in Australia and overseas, looking at commercial and recreational fisheries, MPAs, Indigenous cultural fishing and maritime and ocean uses as part of an emerging ‘Blue Economy’.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Advancing the Blue Economy: Social and equity dimensions (Post doctoral research project):
    The Blue Economy model is built around the principles of ‘triple bottom line’ decision making. This approach requires consideration of social, economic and environmental factors in an integrated way. While there are now established environmental assessment procedures and economic approaches to measuring contributions of the Blue Economy to global markets, there is at present no widely accepted approach to assessing social aspects. This is despite a wide recognition of the need for the Blue Economy to provide growth in social as well as economic benefits, particularly in relation to issues around equity and poverty alleviation. Michelle’s post doctoral project will critically appraise current approaches to considering social equity within the Blue Economy model. It will also seek to develop new, innovative approaches to incorporating social equity considerations into established Blue Economy frameworks

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Can a Blue Economy Policy Framework Advance Sustainable and Resilient/Climate Smart Development? From Policy to Practice: The Role of Small Island States Benzaken, Dominique
    Doctor of Philosophy Operationalising the Benefits of Information and Communication Technologies for Improved Fisheries Governance in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Campbell, Brooke
    Doctor of Philosophy Understanding environmental stewardship in recreational saltwater fishers; long term trends and management implications Jones, Chris

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • U-6134-2019

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Advancing the Blue Economy: Social and equity dimensions (Post doctoral research project):
    The Blue Economy model is built around the principles of ‘triple bottom line’ decision making. This approach requires consideration of social, economic and environmental factors in an integrated way. While there are now established environmental assessment procedures and economic approaches to measuring contributions of the Blue Economy to global markets, there is at present no widely accepted approach to assessing social aspects. This is despite a wide recognition of the need for the Blue Economy to provide growth in social as well as economic benefits, particularly in relation to issues around equity and poverty alleviation. Michelle’s post doctoral project will critically appraise current approaches to considering social equity within the Blue Economy model. It will also seek to develop new, innovative approaches to incorporating social equity considerations into established Blue Economy frameworks

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Can a Blue Economy Policy Framework Advance Sustainable and Resilient/Climate Smart Development? From Policy to Practice: The Role of Small Island States Benzaken, Dominique
    Doctor of Philosophy Operationalising the Benefits of Information and Communication Technologies for Improved Fisheries Governance in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Campbell, Brooke
    Doctor of Philosophy Understanding environmental stewardship in recreational saltwater fishers; long term trends and management implications Jones, Chris

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • U-6134-2019
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