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Voyer, Michelle A. Dr

Senior Research Fellow

  • Senior Research Fellow - Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security 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's research now focuses primarily on ocean governance and fisheries and marine social science questions. 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


  • The world's oceans are entering a new phase of large scale industrialisation. Concerns about the implications of increasingly private use of common pool resources are also growing. The 'Blue Economy' is a model which seeks to promote sustainable development of the oceans, yet it is a contested and opaque concept. Michelle’s research explores the ways in which to deliver public good from the oceans through a Blue Economy model. It explicitly explores how social science can be incorporated into planning and development activities across institutions, the private sector and civil society. In doing so it seeks to reimagine the Blue Economy as a development model which places social objectives at its core.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Human dimensions of oceans governance
    Incorporating social and cultural values into decision making processes
    Community based Blue Economies

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

Keywords


  • Blue Economy
    Fisheries Governance
    Human dimensions

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • U-6134-2019

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • The world's oceans are entering a new phase of large scale industrialisation. Concerns about the implications of increasingly private use of common pool resources are also growing. The 'Blue Economy' is a model which seeks to promote sustainable development of the oceans, yet it is a contested and opaque concept. Michelle’s research explores the ways in which to deliver public good from the oceans through a Blue Economy model. It explicitly explores how social science can be incorporated into planning and development activities across institutions, the private sector and civil society. In doing so it seeks to reimagine the Blue Economy as a development model which places social objectives at its core.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Human dimensions of oceans governance
    Incorporating social and cultural values into decision making processes
    Community based Blue Economies

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

Keywords


  • Blue Economy
    Fisheries Governance
    Human dimensions

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • U-6134-2019
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