Dr Claire Eatock is currently the Project Manager for the EU H2020 SOPHIE programme – “Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe”. Its aim over the next 2.5 years is to bring together all the knowledge we currently have about the interface between the marine environment and public health benefits and risks. This will result in a Strategic Research Agenda for Europe being produced.
In parallel to her role as a researcher/project manager, Claire is also an active Outdoor Instructor and leads expeditions kayaking and coasteering around the world. As a qualified teacher she has a particular passion for communicating her love of the sea to all audiences and has spent over 10 years as a lecturer for a number of prominent Universities across a range of countries.
Claire is interested in exploring the effects on human health and wellbeing of a range of marine activities through environmental and occupational exposures using a range of public engagement methods.
Claire has over 20 years’ experience of working at the interface of research/industry in an effort to make academic outputs applicable to our wider society. She has held a number of positions within charitable organisations, consultancies and has held a number of influential board positions. In addition, she has worked with local, national and international organisations in order to further our knowledge of the Seas and Oceans