Lead (WP5), Co-Lead (IWP1)
Paul Foley is an Associate Professor at the Environmental Policy Institute in the School of Science and the Environment at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Grenfell Campus, which is situated in traditional Mi’kmaw territory in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. He received a PhD in Political Science from York University in Toronto in 2012 after receiving an MA in International Development from Dalhousie University and a BA (Honours) in History from Memorial University. His research is primarily situated in critical social science fields of political economy and political ecology and developed through interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations, with much of his work focusing on policies and governance for oceans, fisheries, seafood and coastal communities. His work has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) through the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI).