Glen Smith

Phone: +353 (0)21 486 4333
Education & career


PhD in Marine Resource Management

UiT – The Arctic University of Norway

Title: Governance and power in the planning of Scotland’s seas

Awarded 11/2018


MSc (with distinction) Environment and Development

The University of Edinburgh

Awarded 06/2011


BA (Hons.) European Studies with German

Durham University

Result - 2:1

Awarded June 2006



01/04/2019 - Present

Postdoctoral researcher. Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy (MaREI), Environmental Research Institute (ERI), University College Cork, UCC.


01/10/2018 – 01/01/2019

Marine Planning Coordinator – Clyde Fishermen’s Association


07/2018 – 09/2018

Field researcher for the annual fishing fleet survey conducted by Seafish


01/2017 – 07/2018

Time taken to complete my Ph.D. thesis, travel and improve my Spanish


01/2013 – 01/2017

PhD Candidate. UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø


09/2012 – 01/2013

Community Development Intern. Third Sector International,Lebrija, Spain. Organic farming project.

Other key interests
Available for teaching/education
Research activities

Postdoctoral researcher. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Ireland project: Achieving Resilience in the Marine and Coastal Environment of Ireland.

Selected publications (up to 5)

Smith, G. (2018). Good governance and the role of the public in Scotland's marine spatial planning system. Marine Policy, 94, 1-9.


Smith, G. and Jentoft, S. (2017). Marine spatial planning in Scotland. Levelling the playing field? Marine Policy84: 33-41.


Smith, G. (2015). Creating the spaces, filling them up. Marine spatial planning in the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters. Ocean & Coastal Management116: 132-142.


Smith, G. and Brennan, R. E. (2012). Losing our way with mapping: thinking critically about marine spatial planning in Scotland. Ocean & Coastal Management69: 210-216.