Timur is a social scientist whose research is investigating the intersections between marine ecosystems, gender, health, well-being and livelihoods among coastal communities in the Philippines, under the supervision of Dr Ruth Garside, Dr Karyn Morrissey and Dr Felicity Thomas. He has an interest in the role that coastal communities can play in the management of their natural resources, including the integration of local knowledge and traditional governance systems within the wider science-policy-society interface.
Prior to joining the University of Exeter, Timur spent two years working for a grassroots NGO on Zanzibar, Tanzania, with a focus on collaborative fisheries management, community-based natural resource management and participatory methods. This followed a master’s degree in Environment and Development at the School of Geosciences of the University of Edinburgh, which included dissertation fieldwork researching changing marine resource-use patterns of the indigenous Ivatan population of the Batanes Archipelago in the northern Philippines.
Having also spent a large portion of his childhood living in Indonesia, Timur is delighted to have the opportunity to conduct further research and collaborate with partners in the Southeast Asia region.
Outside of academia, Timur has a keen interest in music, photography and international travel, and is a certified PADI Divemaster.