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Dr Sarah Coulthard

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Sciences

ADSS Sarah Coulthard Staffprofile 255Sarah joined Northumbria University in 2012. She has an interdisciplinary background in social and environmental science, facilitated by a joint ESRC-NERC funded PhD which studied marine resource governance in India. Sarah worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bath, as part of the Wellbeing in Developing Countries research group (WeD), and spent 2 years at the Centre for Maritime Research (MARE), University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. She has worked as a social policy advisor for DEFRA and the Environment Agency and, prior to joining Northumbria, was a lecturer in International Development at Ulster University, Northern Ireland. 

Campus Address

Lipman Building 207
City Campus


International Politics PhD March 05 2012

Key Publications

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  • Incorporating basic needs to reconcile poverty and ecosystem services, Chaigneau, T., Coulthard, S., Brown, K., Daw, T., Schulte-herbrüggen, B. Jun 2019, In: Conservation Biology
  • Money, use and experience, Chaigneau, T., Brown, K., Coulthard, S., Daw, T., Szaboova, L. 1 Aug 2019, In: Ecosystem Services
  • Tackling alcoholism and domestic violence in fisheries - a new opportunity to improve well-being for the most vulnerable people in global fisheries, Coulthard, S., White, C., Paranamana, N., Sandaruwan, L. 9 Dec 2019, In: Fish and Fisheries
  • Multiple dimensions of wellbeing in practice, Coulthard, S., McGregor, J., White, C. 9 May 2018, Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation, Taylor & Francis
  • Exploring ‘islandness’ and the impacts of nature conservation through the lens of wellbeing, Coulthard, S., Evans, L., Turner, R., Mills, D., Foale, S., Abernethy, K., Hicks, C., Monnereau, I. Sep 2017, In: Environmental Conservation
  • Get up and Tie your Fingers: Eyemouth 2016, Reflections on community performance of shared maritime heritage, Stephenson, C., MacPherson, F., Coulthard, S. 6 Jul 2017
  • Conceptualizing and operationalizing human wellbeing for ecosystem assessment and management, Breslow, S., Sojka, B., Barnea, R., Basurto, X., Carothers, C., Charnley, S., Coulthard, S., Dolšak, N., Donatuto, J., García-Quijano, C., Hicks, C., Levine, A., Mascia, M., Norman, K., Poe, M., Satterfield, T., St. Martin, K., Levin, P. 1 Dec 2016, In: Environmental Science & Policy
  • Elasticity in ecosystem services: exploring the variable relationship between ecosystems and human well-being, Daw, T., Hicks, C., Brown, K., Chaigneau, T., Januchowski-Hartley, F., Cheung, W., Rosendo, S., Crona, B., Coulthard, S., Sandbrook, C., Perry, C., Bandeira, S., Muthiga, N., Schulte-Herbrüggen, B., Bosire, J., McClanahan, T. 30 Jun 2016, In: Ecology and Society
  • Engage key social concepts for sustainability, Hicks, C., Levine, A., Agrawal, A., Basurto, X., Breslow, S., Carothers, C., Charnley, S., Coulthard, S., Dolsak, N., Donatuto, J., Garcia-Quijano, C., Mascia, M., Norman, K., Poe, M., Satterfield, T., St. Martin, K., Levin, P. 1 Apr 2016, In: Science
  • Competing interpretations: human wellbeing and the use of quantitative and qualitative methods, McGregor, A., Coulthard, S., Camfield, L. 26 Aug 2015, Mixed Methods Research in Poverty and Vulnerability, Basingstoke, Macmillan

PGR Supervision

Kelly Johnson Start: 16/07/2019


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