New job: 4 year Research Fellow in Evidence Synthesis on interconnections between health and marine conservation in SE Asia

An opportunity to work on the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) funded ‘Blue Communities‘ project has been advertised.

This post is for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Evidence Synthesis who will support systematic reviews and syntheses of the evidence on the interconnections between human health and marine management/conservation in SE Asia. Full details of the job can be found on the University of Exeter’s jobs site.


The 4 year fixed term Postdoctoral Research Fellow post will be based at ECEHH and will join a multi-disciplinary (including marine sciences, evidence synthesis, geography, psychology, epidemiology, and environmental/health economics) team of researchers from:

  • Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)
  • University of Exeter (including the University of Exeter Medical School & College of Life & Environmental Sciences)
  • University of Plymouth
  • Several institutions and non-governmental bodies across South East Asia including in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and China

The overall aim of the Blue Communities project is to:

…develop interdisciplinary research capability and lasting collaborations that: facilitate innovative application of integrated planning in the marine environment within the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme and other marine parks and their communities in South East Asia, and respond to the UN SDGs of no poverty, zero hunger and good health and well-being for coastal communities through the sustainable use of marine resources

The project will help support coastal communities in East and South East (E/SE) Asia that depend on healthy and diverse marine ecosystems for food, livelihoods, their health and well-being.

The post will involve travel to facilitate extensive collaboration with partners at PML and Plymouth University as well as Biosphere and Marine Park partners in South East Asia, and also involve supporting training programmes to increase capacity in systematic review and evidence synthesis skills.

For further information on the post please contact: Dr Ruth Garside,; (01872) 258148.

To see the Job Description and Person Specification document click here.

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