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Dr Rebecca Jarvis is a Senior Lecturer in Marine Social Science at Auckland University of Technology. Rebecca has over fifteen years experience working in academia and conservation NGOs in New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar, Europe, the Pacific, and Antarctica. Her research interests include the high seas, ocean governance, conservation, sustainable development, social science, equity, social justice, knowledge exchange, and developing new tools and approaches to help us better navigate the spaces between knowledge, policy, and action to deliver solutions on the ground. Find out more about Rebecca on Twitter (@becsjarvis) and at


  • 2016–present
    Research Fellow, Auckland University of Technology


  • 2016 
    Auckland University of Technology, PhD
  • 2008 
    Bangor University, MSc
  • 2007 
    Bangor University, BSc


  • 2019
    Key research questions for the future of marine science in NZ, Marine Policy

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Conservation Biology (SCB)