Mr Joshua Barritt

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Joshua is a PhD Researcher and Graduate Teaching Assistant in Politics at the University of Manchester. He specialises in critical environmental politics, policy and theory. 

He is particularly interested in coastal and ocean governance, and marine biodiversity conservation policies. He draws on approaches from political ecology, posthumanism and public policy.

His PhD analyses the development and implementation of resilience-based marine biodiversity conservation policies in response to the effects of climate change on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. 

Joshua's research is supervised by Dr Carl Death and Dr Paul Tobin. 



Areas of expertise


  • Environmental politics, political ecology, public policy, ocean law and governance, marine biodiversity conservation, climate change, posthumanism, Indigenous studies, feminist science and technology studies

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2018 - Master of Science, Environment, Politics and Development, School of Oriental & African Studies (University of London) (2016 - 2018)
  • 2014 - Bachelor of Arts, Modern Languages, The University of Manchester (2010 - 2014)