Glen Smith
Post Doctoral Researcher

Glen has a background in the governance of marine spatial planning systems and is working on a project to enhance climate change resilience in Ireland’s marine and coastal environment.



Glen is a graduate of Durham University with a BA in European Studies with German. Following several years of travel and teaching English, he completed an MSc in Environment and Development at the University of Edinburgh. Here he turned his attention to marine planning and governance in Scotland. He completed his PhD at UiT, Norway’s Arctic University in Tromsø.

Glen has experience in qualitative research, workshops, conferences and public engagement. He is particularly interested in the role of informal governance mechanisms and on the transparency of decision-making processes.

PhD project at UiT, Tromsø: “Governance and power in the planning of Scotland’s seas.” Available here



Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and The Marine Institute funded project “Achieving Resilience in the Marine and Coastal Environment of Ireland”