Kathryn Allan

Kathryn Allan

  • Lerwick and Scalloway

    ZE1 0PX

    United Kingdom


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Research Expertise

Kathryn has a particular expertise in the creation of environmental assessments including Strategic Environment Assessments (SEA) and Habitat Regulations Appraisals (HRA).

Her interests include stakeholder engagement in marine planning and decision making, in particular, community engagement in marine science and their inclusion in monitoring, research, and policy and decision-making processes.

Kathryn has successfully secured funding to support community engagement in marine planning, and is currently managing grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and NatureScot.

Kathryn’s main role is to assist with the promotion and development of the Shetland Islands Regional Marine Plan (SIRMP). In particular, she uses her background and experience in inshore fisheries and community engagement to undertake research to feed into the SIRMP.

She is Project Coordinator for the Shetland Community Wildlife Group, a group created to facilitate the collection of marine monitoring data, and research through citizen science. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science

Award Date: 30 Jun 2006


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