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Nickie Butt
BSc (Hons) MPhil

Course Leader

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies

Nickie Butt, Course Leader


Nickie spent most of her childhood living overseas and joined the Merchant Navy at 16, sailing with BP Tankers and qualifying as a navigation officer. After leaving the sea she lived overseas again, in Papua New Guinea and Oman, working in a variety of shore based shipping roles.

On returning to the UK she completed a BSc (Hons) Marine Geography. Since joining the teaching staff at Solent University in 2005, she has completed an MPhil which investigated the effectiveness of particularly sensitive sea areas as a protective measure for the marine environment from shipping.

Further information

Protection of the marine environment from the impact of shipping and sustainability of the shipping industry, encompassing vessel and port operations and their management. This entails straddling the wet and dry sides of the shipping world and accounting for the interests and views of the many stakeholders involved.

Nickie has undertaken research for a variety of organisations including the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO), WWF, OSPAR Commission and the Common Waddensea Secretariat.

Taught courses

BSc (Hons) Maritime Business

If you’re looking for an exciting international career and playing a key part in global trade, Solent can offer you the vital skills needed for this fast-moving business environment.

MSc International Maritime Business

Keen to learn more about the business of maritime? With a rich blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, Solent’s International Maritime Business master’s programme...

BSc (Hons) Maritime Management Top-Up

Designed specifically for qualified seafarers, Solent’s maritime management top-up degree focuses on key management and business skills as well as shore-side maritime industry...

PGDip International Trade and Maritime Law

Ideally suited to students working in the shipping industry who want to develop their understanding of how legal claims may arise within the context of international trade...

MSc International Shipping and Logistics

Over 90 per cent of the world’s goods are transported by sea, making shipping and shipping logistics a vital part of world trade. Solent University’s international shipping and...

BSc (Hons) Shipping and Port Management

If you want to work in the exciting hub of ship operations, this specialised degree gives you a global perspective of managing business for international trade.