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Maree Fudge

Research Fellow

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Dr. Maree Fudge is social researcher and Research Fellow at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. She is interested governance, decision-making, public policy, the political and institutional dimensions of marine social-ecological systems, and changing processes of democratic legitimacy and political participation.

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania, Maree was a consultant and director of her co-owned Tasmanian consulting company RDS Partners P/L focusing on social research and evaluation for executive teams, institutional and organisational development, community and stakeholder engagement and community development. Maree undertook her doctoral studies at the University of Tasmania where she examined the civil participation and democratic process in marine governance using marine social-ecological systems in Tasmania, Australia and New Brunswick, Canada as comparative case studies.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis titleUniversityCountryDate of award
PhDParticipation and political representation: A critique of ‘participation’ in marine governanceUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia31/01/2020
BSc Hons (1st Class)Exploring Representation in Collaborative Institutions: The D’Entrecasteaux - Huon collaboration project as a case studyUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia3/07/2015
B.Arts Australian National UniversityAustralia30/11/1999

Administrative expertise

Managing large and small multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder projects; corporate and project governance; HR and industrial relations processes; team building, management and leadership; business development and contract management; stakeholder and community engagement; facilitation.

Teaching

Marine policy; Marine governance; public policy; social research; qualitative research methods;

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Expertise

Marine policy; marine governance; public policy; social research; qualitative research methods; democratic legitimacy; representation; institutional analysis; participation; commons governance.

Research Themes

Maree’s research links to the University’s research themes of Environment Resources and Sustainability,  Marine Antarctic and Maritime and Culture and Society. Maree’s key interests include understanding how forms of political participation and democratic legitimacy relate to marine commons governance and management and how perceptions of participation and legitimacy might constrain or enable the development of sustainable marine industries and constrain or enable adaptation of coastal communities to changing marine ecosystem conditions and services. Maree’s research involves institutional analysis, public policy analysis, and qualitative social research with stakeholder and marine user groups.

Collaboration

During her PhD candidature Maree was involved in two collaborative projects: one focusing on science-policy connections and a second addressing the implementation of integrated marine governance and management.

  • Integrated governance & management – Centre for Marine Socioecology (2018)
  • Strengthening engagement and collaboration for impact – UTAS, Environment, Resources and Sustainability Theme (2017)

Current projects

  • Seaweed Solutions CRC-P (Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture – IMTA) Governance model (2020-2021)
  • Aquaculture-Community Futures: North West Tasmania FRDC 2018-075 (2019-2021)
  • NSW Marine Estate Framework, NSW DPI Fisheries, Implementing Integrated Management (2020)

Fields of Research

  • Environment policy (440704)
  • Aquaculture (300501)
  • Social geography (440610)
  • Fisheries management (300505)
  • Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment (300502)
  • Urban geography (440612)
  • Environmental management (410404)
  • Corporate governance (350701)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sociology (450525)
  • Public policy (440709)
  • Economic geography (440603)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental knowledges (450304)
  • Ethical theory (500306)

Research Objectives

  • Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems (180201)
  • Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna) (100202)
  • Other environmental management (189999)
  • Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems (180601)
  • Social impacts of climate change and variability (190103)
  • Fisheries - wild caught (100399)
  • Expanding knowledge in human society (280123)
  • Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems (180403)
  • Other culture and society (139999)
  • Fisheries - aquaculture (100299)
  • Technological and organisational innovation (150306)
  • Other law, politics and community services (239999)

Publications

Total publications

10

Journal Article

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Haas B, Mackay M, Novaglio C, Fullbrook L, Murunga M, et al., 'The future of ocean governance', Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries pp. 1-19. ISSN 0960-3166 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11160-020-09631-x [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Haas B; Mackay M; Murunga M; Sbrocchi C; McDonald J; McCormack PC; Alexander K; McGee J; Rousseau Y; Vince J; Wilcox C; Haward M

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2020Fudge M, Ogier E, Alexander KA, 'Emerging functions of the wellbeing concept in regional development scholarship: a review', Environmental Science and Policy, 115 pp. 143-150. ISSN 1462-9011 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.10.005 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Ogier E; Alexander KA

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2019Fudge M, Hiruy K, 'Linked boundary functions: examining the role of 'research for development' organizations in integrating levels of resource governance', Society and Natural Resources, 32, (3) pp. 255-274. ISSN 0894-1920 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2018.1517914 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2019Stephenson RL, Hobday AJ, Cvitanovic C, Alexander KA, Begg GA, et al., 'A practical framework for implementing and evaluating integrated management of marine activities', Ocean and Coastal Management, 177 pp. 127-138. ISSN 0964-5691 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2019.04.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Hobday AJ; Cvitanovic C; Alexander KA; Frusher S; Fulton EA; Haward M; Macleod C; McDonald J; Nash KL; Ogier E; Pecl G; Plaganyi EE; van Putten I; Smith T

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2018Alexander KA, Hobday AJ, Cvitanovic C, Ogier E, Nash KL, et al., 'Progress in integrating natural and social science in marine ecosystem-based management research', Marine and Freshwater Research, 70, (1) pp. 71-83. ISSN 1323-1650 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/MF17248 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Alexander KA; Hobday AJ; Cvitanovic C; Ogier E; Nash KL; Cottrell RS; Fleming A; Fulton EA; Frusher S; Kelly R; MacLeod CK; Pecl GT; van Putten I; Vince J; Watson RA

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2018Fudge M, 'Participation and representation in governing multiple-use marine ecosystems', Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs, 10, (4) pp. 263-279. ISSN 1836-6503 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/18366503.2018.1536314 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Carter CG, MacLeod CK, Ross J, Gardner C, Fudge M, et al., 'Report from the Global Salmon Conference, Hobart 2017', Global Salmon Conference Program 2017, March, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-56. (2017) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Carter CG; MacLeod CK; Ross J; Gardner C; Bannister J

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Carter CG, MacLeod CK, Ross J, Gardner C, Fudge ME, et al., 'Report from the Global Salmon Conference, Hobart 2017', Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, March (2017) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Carter CG; MacLeod CK; Ross J; Gardner C; Bannister J

2017Leith PB, McHenry MT, Bridle K, Evans JD, Fudge ME, et al., 'Strengthening engagement and collaboration for impact in the ERS theme', University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia (2017) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Leith PB; McHenry MT; Bridle K; Evans JD; Harwood A; Magierowski RH

Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Stephenson RL, Hobday A, Cvitanovic C, Fudge M, Ward T, et al., 'Report of Workshops on integrated management of marine activities', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Canberra, Australia, pp. 1-62. (2019) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Hobday A; Cvitanovic C; Frusher S; Gillanders B; Haward M; MacLeod C; Pecl G; Van Putten I; Poiner I; Vince J

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$30,000

Projects

Socio-ecological research to support Marine Estate Management (2020)$30,000
Description
In this project we will synthesise the social research on integrated management (IM) with an emphasis on that research that has been produced within UTAS and the Centre for Marine Socioecology. Our research hypothesis is that a great deal of social research into integrated management and governance remains difficult to implement in the applied context because the constraints and limitations of actual policy work and existing capabilities and experience within the policy and management community are not sufficiently addressed through the academic research and publications process.Our research partner is Alan Jordan from the NSW DPI Marine Estate Strategy. Alan has been instrumental in generating this hypothesis.Our research outputs will include a research report that details the specific and relevant applications for different elements of IM; and a set of workshops with the end-users to generate and validate practical applications within the policy and management context.The research report will also form the basis of a peer-reviewed journal article.
Funding
Department of Primary Industries NSW ($30,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Pecl GT; Cullen-Knox C; Fudge ME
Year
2020

Research Supervision

Current

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDPolitical Ecology and the Managment of the Ocean: critical moments, discourses, power and predictive governance2020