Olivia’s work is focussed at the marine science/policy interface and specifically the interactions between people and the marine environment, and the governance frameworks that these interactions are embedded within. Her interests include ecosystem services and natural capital, conservation science, biodiversity, effects of human pressures and their underlying drivers on marine species and habitats and Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Olivia’s in depth knowledge of MPAs spans from MPA planning, management approaches and measures (notably for fisheries and recreational users), and monitoring effectiveness. She has led work modelling the outcome of different management options on seabed habitats and their capacity to provide ecosystem services (EU Interreg IVa VALMER (Valuing Ecosystem Services in the Western English Channel), identified biodiversity indicators for MSFD (EU DG Mare funded EMODnet (Biology)) and she is also leading a project to explore how flows of ecosystem services from MPAs may be mediated by management (Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation). Recent projects have been orientated towards management and stakeholder engagement with recreational and commercial sea-users (Defra ME6003 Anchoring and Mooring Impacts in English and Welsh Marine Protected Areas: Reviewing Sensitivity, exposure, risk and management and Assessment of recreational use in the Plymouth Sound and Estuaries European Marine Site and interactions with designated features).She has experience in engaging with industry, regulators, recreational users and NGOs and has run a number of workshops, seminars and engagement events.