LeadDr Bryce Stewart                                                                Department of Environment and Geography

Co-Lead: Dr Stephanie Piper                                                        Department of Archaeology

The Marine & Coastal Environments, Ecosystems & People Research network are interested in all aspects of the sea and coast. Our work spans disciplines, time and geographic scales. We're particularly interested in all types of change, management, and the relationships people had, have and will have with these environments. 

Over 775 million people depend directly on the marine environment, yet our seas and coastlines are sites of rapid change. With this network we aim to bring together researchers from across the University of York to better understand marine and coastal ecosystems, environments and the (human) communities connected to them. From the past to the present, we’re interested in all aspects of change in these environments and places, how people interact and depend on them and what managing these areas for the future could look like. Our expertise spans disciplines and departments and in addition to our research themes, we are interested in developing novel interdisciplinary methods and ways of working. 

If you’re a student or researcher at York, please join the network and/or follow our work on Twitter @UniYorkMarine.

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Dr Michelle Alexander, Head of Department

Professor Oliver Craig, Professor of Archaeological Science, Deputy Head of Department

Dr Niklas Hausmann, Research Associate

Dr Stepanie Piper, Associate Lecturer in Archaeology

Raveena Tamoria, Research Student


Dr Tadhg Carroll, Research Associate

Dr Katie Davis, Lecturer in Palaeobiology

Dr Kelly Redeker, Lecturer

Dr Thierry Tonon, CNAP ART Lecturer in Algal Biology, Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP)


Dr Martina Conti, Postdoctoral Research Associate

Professor Kirsty Penkman, Analytical and Environmental Geochemistry, Biomolecular Archaeology, Member of BioArCh group

Dr. Tom Webb, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Climate Data Analysis

Electronic Engineering

Benjamin Henson, Research Associate

Professor Paul Mitchell

Dr Nils Morozs, Research Associate

Environment and Geography

Elaine AzzopardiResearch Associate in Ecosystem and Culture Interrelations

Professor Ioan Fazey, Professor of Social Dimensions of Environment and Change

Ed Garrett, Research Group Leader

Professor Roland Gehrels, Professor and Head of Department

Dr Jonathan Green, Researcher Associate and member of SEI-Y

Widya Hapsari, Research Student

Dr Jon Hill, Senior Lecturer

Dr Ella Howes, Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr Paul Hudson, Lecturer

Dr Sarah Knight, ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow

Katie Lee, Research Student

Lucy McMahon, PhD Student

Bethan O'Leary, Honorary Fellow

Dr Katherine Selby, Senior Lecturer in Quaternary Science and Physical Geography

Dr Bryce Stewart, Senior Lecturer

Dr Julia Touza, Reader

Health Sciences

 Dr Papiya Mazumdar, Research Fellow


Professor Henrice Altink

Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC)

Professor Henrice Altink

Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity

Dr Tadhg Carroll, Postdoctoral Research Associate


Dr Gustav Delius

Professor Richard Law

Kennedy Osuka Edeye, Research Associate

Professor Jon Pitchford


Professor Tony Heron

Theatre, Film, TV and Interactive Media 

Dr Cobi Van Tonder

University of York Management School

Juan Candia, PhD Student

Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories (WACL)

Matthew Jones, Research Associate