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Dr Shona Koren Paterson
Research Fellow II - Global Challenges

  • Research Support and Development Office


Shona’s transdisciplinary research here at Brunel focuses on global flood risk and resilience but her main driver is the generation of defensible research informed by the needs of society and co-created with the intended beneficiaries. Her work is motivated by international frameworks such as the UN 2030 Agenda and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Shona has extensive experience in the Caribbean, the Americas, and the UK where her research has focussed on numerous interlinked areas including coastal resource management, climate adaptation and adaptive capacity in urbanising coastal areas, governance and social justice, and the society-policy-practice nexus. She has spent her working career building partnerships and knowledge exchange networks with local communities and stakeholders to achieve mutually beneficial social and ecological goals


Ph.D. Coastal Resource Management (East Carolina/Massachusetts)

MSc. Tropical Coastal Management (Newcastle)

BSc. (Hons). Marine Biology (Plymouth)

Newest selected publications

de Alencar, N., Le Tissier, M., Paterson, S. and Newton, A. (2020) 'Circles of coastal sustainability: a framework for coastal management'. Sustainability, 12 (12). pp. 1 - 28. ISSN: 2071-1050 Open Access Link

Journal article

Paterson, S., Le Tissier, M., Whyte, H., Robinson, LB., Thielking, K., Ingram, M. and et al. (2020) 'Examining the Potential of Art-Science Collaborations in the Anthropocene: A Case Study of Catching a Wave'. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7. ISSN: 2296-7745 Open Access Link

Journal article

Paterson, S. and Godsmark, C. (2020) 'Heat-Health Vulnerability in Temperate Climates: Lessons and Response Options from Ireland'. Globalization and Health, 16 (29). pp. 1 - 17. ISSN: 1744-8603 Open Access Link

Journal article

O'Hagan, AM., Paterson, S. and Le Tissier, M. (2019) 'Addressing the tangled web of governance mechanisms for land-sea interactions: Assessing implementation challenges across scales'. Marine Policy, 112. pp. 103715 - 103715. ISSN: 0308-597X

Journal article

Politi, E., Paterson, SK., Scarrott, R., Tuohy, E., O’Mahony, C. and Cámaro-García, WCA. (2019) 'Earth observation applications for coastal sustainability: potential and challenges for implementation'. Anthropocene Coasts, 2 (1). pp. 306 - 329. ISSN: 2561-4150 Open Access Link

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