Jiska de Groot
Jiska de Groot is a PhD student in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at Plymouth University, UK. She has an MSc in International development from Wageningen University, and an MA in Cultural anthropology from Leiden University, both in the Netherlands. Her research interest lies in stakeholder engagement in the marine area, place related issues, and how policies translate into practice. Jiska’s PhD focuses on peripheral communities, their attitudes towards becoming host communities to marine energy developments, and development of an integrated approach for including these communities in decision making around marine energy. Jiska is also involved in the Marine Renewable Energy Knowledge Exchange Programme ‘Marine energy and fisheries interaction’ workshops and other fishing effort displacement as a result of marine energy research.
Research interests: policy-practice interface; change in communities as a result of energy developments, values and valuation, renewable energy policy and governance, stakeholder engagement and consultation, Marine Spatial Planning.