Socio-demographic change and Wellbeing in Coastal Communities

Impact: Public Policy Impact, Social Impact

Description of impact

Evidence to support decision-making in marine and terrestrial planning, particularly in Scotland.

Who is affected

Planners and Policymakers in Scotland and the rest of the UK


I developed a ESRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentship with the government department Marine Scotland to better understand how coastal communities are responding to changes in population and the economy. One output of this collaboration has been the development of a new typology of Scottish Coastal Coummunities based on census and other data (Duffy and Stojanovic, 2017). The typology has been utilised to support decision-making by various marine planning partnerships and Marine Scotland Science assessments for marine sectors. It has also been reviewed by other UK administrations as a dynamic typology which improves understanding of coastal change. Outputs of the typology will be hosted on the National Marine Plan interactive, the government online, interactive, GIS-based evidence tool to support marine planning. Additional reports have also been prepared for regional marine planning partnerships on wellbeing profiles of coastal communities.
Impact statusOpen
Impact date1 Oct 2015
Category of impactPublic Policy Impact, Social Impact
Impact levelInvolvement - mid or active stage