Department of Geography


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Taye Olukayode Famuditi

  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Marine Biology, HDip IT Management, MSc Coastal and Marine Resource Management
  • Role Title: Recently completed PhD Student
  • Address: Buckingham Building Lion Terrace Portsmouth PO1 3HE
  • Telephone: 023 9284 2504
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  • Department: Geography
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I am a current PhD researcher at the Department of Geography, University of Portsmouth. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from University of Lagos, Nigeria, a Higher Diploma in IT Management from Westminster College, London, and a Master of Science in Coastal and Marine Resource Management from the University of Portsmouth. I am interested not only in the benefits of public participation in shoreline management but the overall effect it can have on sustainable management of coastal and marine resources. My current investigation builds upon my previous study of the local residents’ views and best practice for public consultation in Shoreline Management Plans (SMPs). In addition to academic responsibilities, I am also the student representative at the Science Faculty Research Degree Committee.

Teaching Responsibilities

I have been involved in teaching-related duties, such as leading Coastal and Marine Resource Management postgraduate tutorials, assisting with fieldwork, and seminars.


My doctoral research examines the roles of Coastal Action Groups (CAGs) within shoreline management process in England. Coastal communities often take very different positions on the nature and causes of the challenges they face, and the choices for tackling them. It has resulted in the formation of Action Groups along many coastlines in order to present those views. There is a vast amount of literature about engagement, participation, partnership and stakeholder representation in coastal management initiatives. Whilst empirical evidence from the wider literature suggests that public participation is vital to improving management, relatively little is known of the impacts of CAGs in developing local community participation in shoreline management. The investigation into the role of these groups provides a unique contribution to the ongoing debate regarding public participation in shoreline management.

The research aims to develop a conceptual framework concerning public participation in shoreline management in England. Specifically, lessons learnt from this research will be analysed to recommend best practice for effective public engagement in shoreline management decision making process.

This research is being supervised by Dr Jonathan Potts, Dr Malcolm Bray and Dr Julia Brown.