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Dr. Laura Ferguson


Laura is an experienced postdoctoral research fellow from Scotland. Currently, her research specialises on natural and cultural heritage, participatory mapping, sustainable development, and tourism. Laura worked on the Horizon 2020 funded coastal heritage project PERICLES, which aimed to promote sustainable, participatory governance of heritage in European coastal and maritime regions. Laura has a particular interest in remote and rural areas, and her regional expertise is in Scotland, the Arctic & High North, and Ireland. Laura also has a scientific background in environmental engineering, specialising in extreme cold climate water resources engineering, and GIS. Laura passionately believes in public and stakeholder engagement, and has completed the year-long Engage Researchers Academy through the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement.  In addition, she is a founding member of the Svalbard Social Science Initiative and a Communications Officer for the Marine Social Sciences Network.




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