Kirsty Blackstock, Elizabeth Kirk and Alison D. Reeves

Kirsty Blackstock

Dr Kirsty Blackstock (was Sherlock) is a researcher within the Socio-Economic Research Programme, Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland. She received her degree in Sociology with Gender Studies in 1993 from University of Edinburgh and her PhD in 2001 from James Cook University, Australia. Having worked in local government and environmental consultancy in Australia, she returned to academic research in Scotland, where she has undertaken a variety of interdisciplinary research projects on rural and environmental policy. Her interests include rural sustainable development and environmental governance, particularly aspects of participation and environmental justice.

Socio-Economic Research Programme
Macaulay Institute


Elizabeth Kirk

Elizabeth Kirk is a senior lecturer in the Department of Law, University of Dundee. She received her LL.B. and Dip.L.P. from Glasgow University and after qualifying as a Solicitor in Scotland, gained an LL.M. from the University of British Columbia. Thereafter she worked as a Research Assistant and Research Associate at the University of British Columbia before returning to take up a lecturing post at the University of Dundee. Her research focuses on interaction between legal systems and interaction between disciplines in relation to the regulation of environmental issues at the national and international levels. The core theme of Ms Kirk's research is water, both fresh water and marine.

Alison D. Reeves

Alison D. Reeves is a Reader in Environmental Science, Geography Department, University of Dundee. She received her BSc in Oceanography and Meteorology in 1984 from the Institute of Marine Science, Plymouth and her PhD in 1988, from the University of Liverpool Oceanography Laboratories. She worked as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant as part of the Hydrology and Fluid Dynamics Group, Centre for Research on Environmental Systems, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University from 1988 to 1991 before moving to the University of Dundee. Her current research interests are: NMR analysis of pollutant related residues in soils and sediments, sewage contamination in estuaries, density gradients and pollutant mobility in estuarine environments and disciplinary interactions: the impacts of disciplinary commitments on diffuse pollution policies.