Current role(s):Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Warwick University, United Kingdom. In addition to holding a position at the Life Sciences department at the University of Warwick, Professor Charles Sheppard uses his expertise to provide scientific guidance to several governments on tropical marine and coastal management, science and development issues, including the UK Government on its tropical Overseas Territories.
Dr Simon Harding
Coral Reef Policy
Current Role: Marine Consultant. Dr Harding is an experienced marine conservation biologist who has worked in a range of marine research and fisheries post over the last 15 years in both tropical and temperate regions. He also has extensive experience working for Coral Cay as a senior scientist. Specialist areas of expertise are coral reef resource and biodiversity assessments, marine conservation planning and habitat mapping.
Dr. Doug Fenner
Dr. Alistair Harborne
Coral Reef Management
Current Role(s): NERC Independent Research Fellow, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Hatherly Laboratory, University of Exeter, United Kingdom. Visiting Academic, Marine Spatial Ecology Lab, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. During his time at Southampton University, Dr. Harborne participated in an expedition to Belize with Coral Cay. The work in Belize stimulated his interest in coral reefs and led to an undergraduate dissertation on reef fish communities.
Dr Carl Cater
Sustainable, Adventure, and Eco-Tourism
Dr Carl Cater is an Associate Professor in Tourism at Swansea University in Wales in the School of Management, and his research centers on the experiential turn in tourism and the subsequent growth of special interest sectors, particularly adventure tourism and ecotourism. He has written over forty papers and book chapters, is co-author of Marine Ecotourism: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (CABI, 2007) and editor of the Encyclopaedia of Sustainable Tourism (CABI, 2015). The latter is the most up to date reference work for understanding sustainability and tourism, with contributions from 160 authors in 28 countries. Dr Cater is also an editorial board member of Tourism Geographies, Journal of Ecotourism and Tourism in Marine Environments. He has supervised ten successful PhD completions and examined theses in the UK, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand and Norway. Dr Cater has travelled to over 80 countries and undertaken field research, supervision, curriculum oversight and teaching worldwide, including Australia, China, Malta, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Tibet and Vanuatu. He has worked on projects for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, New South Wales Department of Education, the World Tourism and Travel Council, Gold Coast City Council, the Gold Coast Adventure Travel Group, Tourism Queensland and the Tourism Society. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a qualified pilot, diver, lifesaver, mountain and tropical forest leader, and maintains an interest in both the practice and pursuit of sustainable outdoor tourism activity.