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Anthony Gallagher

Professor Anthony Gallagher PhD, FRGS

Head of Interdisciplinary Research and Knowledge Exchange

Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering

023 8201 3748 ext. 3748 Room no. A222a


Anthony studied at the Institute of Offshore Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, and completed his PhD at Southampton. He specialises in marine and maritime sustainability, with research interests in the role of adaptation to climate change; environmental assessment and low carbon energy solutions; and pollution from marine litter and micro plastics.

Anthony has worked on a range of international collaborative projects. He is principal investigator on an international EU-funded collaboration looking at low carbon solutions and renewable energy interventions within ports and port operating environments, known as Port Energy Conservation and Savings (PECS), which started in 2017.

Anthony has led on a number of research projects evaluating the impact of microplastics in the marine environment, including in the Solent estuary and the Costa Rican Thermal Dome.

He was project co-ordinator for the EU-funded Intensive Programme in European Integrated Coastal Zone Management (COZIP). He was also involved in the EU Thematic Network on Maritime Education, Training and Mobility of Seafarers (METNET); and in developing a set of sustainability indicators as part of the EU Demonstration Programme on the integrated management of coastal zones.

Anthony also worked on the World Bank-funded management of Apo Reef, a coral atoll and marine national park in the Philippines. He has also carried out an evaluation of the Wadden Sea, a particularly sensitive sea area, on behalf of the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat; and, as a partner with the University of the Azores, on a British Council-funded project, looked at adaptation to climate change for small islands. He was also involved in the Coastal Communities Adapting to Climate Change (CCATCH) project.

Anthony is chairman of the Hamble Estuary Partnership and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Further information

  1. Recent publications

    Find out more about Professor Anthony Gallagher’s recent publications. His publications include a range of academic journals in the maritime industry.

    Rees, A. Gallagher, A. Comber, S. and Wright, L. (2017) Zinc sacrificial anodes, theories behind varying dissolution rates with particular reference to the Hamble estuary, UK.  Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24, 21422 – 21433

    Gallagher, A., Rees, A., Rowe, R., Stevens, J. and Wright, P. (2016) Microplastics in the Solent estuarine complex, UK: An initial assessment. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 102, 2, 243 - 249

    Ullah, Z., Johnson, D., Williams, A., Gallagher, A. (2014) Strategic Analysis of Coastal Tourism in Pakistan: A Case Study of Sindh Province. Journal of Applied Environmental Biology Sciences, 4, 7, 107-112

    Gallagher, A., Rees, A., Rowe, R., Stevens, J. and Wright, P. (2013) Microplastics in the Solent estuarine complex, UK: An evaluation of threat and implications for management. Proceedings of the Global Congress on ICM. Ankara: Medcoast and EMECS

    Gallagher, A. (2012) Coastal Communities Adapting to Climate Change: an evaluation of capacity building and engagement in the Solent, Littoral 2012, Leiden: EUCC

    Gallagher, A. and Inder, A.  (2012) CCATCH – The Solent: Evaluation of the Beaulieu to Calshot Pathfinder.  Winchester: Hampshire County Council

    Gallagher, A. and Pike, K. (2011) Sustainable event management for maritime events and festivals. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 61, pp 158 - 165

    Gallagher, A. (2011) Coastal communities adapting to climate change: Capacity building and communication in the Solent, UK, Medcoast 11, Ankara: Medcoast

    Gallagher, A., Butt, N., Thatcher, K., and Vigar, N. and Wright, P., (2010) Evaluation of the Wadden Sea Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA). Common Wadden Sea Secretariat.  Wilhelmshaven: Germany [online].

    Park, P., Gallagher, A. and Galley, M. (2010) What Chance Adaptive Coastal Management For Climate Change?  A Legal Dysfunction in Vertical Governance. Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal, 3, 1, pp 59 - 92

    Gallagher, A. (2010) The Coastal Sustainability Standard: A Management Systems Approach to ICZM. Ocean & Coastal Management, 53, 336-349

    Gallagher, A. and Hallpike, T. (2009) Problem-based learning for regional Integrated Coastal Management:  A case study of the Turkish Straits, Medcoast 09, Ankara: Medcoast.

    Gallagher, A. (2009) What are the greatest challenges facing the shipping industry in the current economic downturn and beyond? Surviving the dry spell. Public Service Review: Transport 23. Newcastle-under-Lyne: PSCA

    Lameiras, G., Fontiela, J., Borges, P., Calado, H., Vieira, O., Rangel, B., and Gallagher, A. (2009). Coastal hazards of Fajã do Calhau (São Miguel – Azores): a first approach. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 56, 1, pp 827 – 831.

    Calado, H.; Borges, P.; Lameiras, G.; Fontiela, J.; Vieira, O.; Rangel, B.; Gallagher, A. and Phillips, M. (2009) -  “Fajã do Calhau (S. Miguel – Azores): a brief assessment of the situation and possible outcomes”. Climate Changes Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions. Copenhagen, Denmark. 10-12 de Março de 2009.

    Gallagher, A. and Calado, H (2008) Adaptation to climate change for small islands:  A case study of the Azores. Littoral 2008. Leiden: EUCC

    Gallagher, A. (2007) Sustainability Systems Appraisal for Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Medcoast 07, Ankara: Medcoast.

    Gallagher, A. et al. (2004) Constructs of Sustainability in Coastal Management, Marine Policy, 28 (3), 249-255, Elsevier.