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Anthony Gallagher

Professor Anthony Gallagher

Associate Professor

School of Maritime Science and Engineering

023 8201 3748 ext. 3748 Room no. RM308

Biography

Dr Anthony Gallagher is an associate professor, director of postgraduate research students and programme leader for the MSc International Maritime Studies. He is also chairman of the Hamble Estuary Partnership and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Having studied at the Institute of Offshore Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, and completed his PhD at Southampton, Anthony specialises in marine environmental management with research interests in the role of indicators in management appraisal and adaptation to climate change. He also has a keen interest in the communication of science and curates the ‘Science Tent’ at Bestival, a large music and arts festival on the Isle of Wight. He has travelled extensively both for research and teaching, and taught at the University of Trinidad and Tobago on the MSc Maritime Management.

Anthony has worked on a range of international collaborative projects and 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), developing course material with respect to marine environmental protection, participating in the ECOPORT project as a means of developing environmental assessment and management for port operating companies, and developing a set of sustainability indicators as part of the EU Demonstration Programme on the integrated management of coastal zones. He also worked on the World Bank funded management of Apo Reef, a coral atoll and marine national park in the Philippines.

Recent projects include carrying out an evaluation of the Wadden Sea 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 looking at adaptation to climate change for small islands. He is currently a partner in the project Coastal Communities Adapting to Climate Change (CCATCH).

Anthony was brought up on a smallholding in Gloucestershire and has a wide variety of interests from sports and outdoor activities (including diving) to wine, music and P.G. Wodehouse.