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Prof Peter Jones
Pearson Building
Dept of Geography, UCL
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  • Professor of Environmental Governance
  • Dept of Geography
  • Faculty of S&HS

1985 - BSc Biological Sciences, Portsmouth Polytechnic, specialising in marine ecology

1988 - MSc Marine Resource Development and Protection, Heriot-Watt University

1997 - PhD Value conflicts underlying the governance of marine protected areas, Heriot-Watt University

1997 - Research Fellow, Jackson Environment Institute, University College London

2000 - Senior Research Fellow, Jackson Environment Institute, University College London

2001 - Lecturer, Dept of Geography, University College London

2010 -  Senior Lecturer, Dept of Geography, University College London

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Research Summary

My research is focused on marine ecosystem governance issues, with a particular focus on those raised by marine protected area and marine spatial planning initiatives as a means of achieving biodiversity and fisheries conservation objectives. It is both inter-disciplinary, crossing social-natural sciences, and translational, bringing theoretical perspectives to real challenges, contributing to both theories and practices. In terms of environmental sociology, rather than adopting a structure or agency approach to analysing governance issues, my research adopts a realist institutional analysis approach, whereby the interactions between structure and agency and their co-evolution are the focus. In terms of environmental governance, my research challenges the widely held view that people-focused (neo-institutional) and/or market-focused (neoliberal) approaches should be the focus of governance. My empirical work on marine ecosystem governance is premised on arguments that a combination of governance approaches is required, and that state-focused (neo-Hobbesian) approaches are also of critical importance. My research is recognised as challenging the current dominance of neo-institutional and neoliberal views, employing empirical analyses of marine protected area and marine spatial planning governance case studies to support the argument that whilst both people and market-focused governance approaches are important, the state plays a key role in steering markets and people, and that the state’s role is critically important if strategic conservation objectives and obligations are to be fulfilled and institutuional resilience to the potentially perturbing effects of driving forces is to be developed.

Teaching Summary

I convene one core module for the MSc Conservation: Rural Matrix (GEOGG055), as well as one optional module: Marine Conservation (GEOGG061). I also contribute to the module Conservation and Environmental Management (GEOGG069)

I convene and teach on the 2nd year BA/BSc Geography module Environment & Society  (GEOG2009).

01-SEP-2010 Senior Lecturer Geography UCL, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2001 – 31-AUG-2010 Lecturer Geography UCL, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2000 – 31-DEC-2000 Senior Research Fellow School of Public Policy UCL, United Kingdom
11-AUG-1997 – 31-DEC-1999 Research Fellow Jackson Environment Institute UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1997   Doctor of Philosophy Heriot-Watt University
1988   Master of Science Heriot-Watt University
1985   Bachelor of Science (Honours) Portsmouth Polytechnic
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