I would be very interested in bringing an environmental psychologist perspective to this programme. I already have datasets from my multidisciplinary PhD (combining psychology with marine biology) that examined the value of nature in terms of perceptions of risks and benefits, recreational use of blue-space environments, and the psychological benefits of experiencing such environments (health & well-being, marine awareness, connectedness to nature, and pro-environmental behaviour). Building from this related work, I have numerous ideas I would love to explore that falls perfectly within the VNP. I have experience working in interdisciplinary research teams as well as working with NGOs and industry (including the fishing industry), which I would be keen to bring in to any future research projects.
Dr Kayleigh Wyles
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Pathogens & natural aquatic toxins
Health and wellbeing