Cheryle Hislop a graduate from the University of Tasmania where she undertook a PhD in Political Science and Public Policy. Her Fulbright Scholarship allowed her to conduct research on the feasibility of creating high sea marine protected areas using an institutional analytical development framework. Cheryle’s research incorporated geopolitics, practical philosophies, socio-cultural complexities, legal and policy intrigues, and centuries of history. She spent her first six months at the University of Delaware’s Centre for Marine Policy, researching and contributing to the U.S. Ocean and Coastal Policy Course then went to Woods Hole, Massachusetts where she spent the final six months at the Marine Policy Centre, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
During her studies Cheryle also participated in a Natural Resources Forum in Arizona, which was one of the many Fulbright Enrichment Programs being offered by the U.S. Department of State.