Mr Joshua Barritt

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Joshua is a PhD Candidate in Politics and International Relations at the University of Manchester, specialising in environmental politics, development studies and public policy.

His PhD research analyses transformations to sustainability in ocean goverance, and marine biodiversity conservation policy and practice. He focuses on multi-level (global, national and local) responses to the effects of climate change on coral reefs and their implications. His research is supervised by Dr Carl Death and Dr Paul Tobin.

Joshua is also a Fellow of Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy) and a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Manchester. He is also a Widening Participation Fellow. 

In 2021, he undertook a professional placement as an Assistant Policy Analyst at the House of Commons, UK.

In 2022, he was a Visiting Research Fellow at Stockholm University, Sweden as part of the Turing Scheme.

External positions

Elected Committee Member of the Postgraduate Network (PGN), British International Studies Association

1 Sep 202031 Aug 2021

Areas of expertise


  • political ecology, biodiversity conservation, climate change, sustainable development, ocean governance, transformations to sustainability, coral reefs

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)

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