ex placement studentFormer CCRI placement student, Will Barber, has been announced as a finalist for the Student Research and Development category of the 2016 Green Gown Awards.

Will spent 11 months with CCRI from September 2013 to July 2014 assisting the team on a number of different research projects. These experiences were very important in helping will form his ideas for his final year research project, the success of which has been recognised by the award scheme.

Whilst in the CCRI, Will worked on a research project which investigated the impacts of climate change upon UK inshore fisheries using social science methods. In November 2015, he gave a presentation as part of the CCRI seminar series based on this research. The presentation was entitled ‘The Role of Social Science in Achieving Sustainable Marine Environments’.

Established in 2004, the Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sectors across the UK and Ireland as the education sector leads a path to efficiency, employability and better quality of life for us all. The University of Gloucester are also nominated for a number of awards.

Will can be contacted on will.barber2@googlemail.com

Download research summary: Changing seas: A case study assessment of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in UK inshore fisheries, using social science methods. Will Barber and Dr James Bennett