Annabelle Bladon

Annabelle is an independent consultant and interdisciplinary researcher with six years of experience in the fields of conservation science and fisheries management. She specializes in data-poor, developing-world fisheries, her expertise spanning the design, implementation and evaluation of fisheries management interventions, economic incentives and conservation finance.


Since 2013, Annabelle has been collaborating with the London-based International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) on the question of whether economic incentives can be used to address gaps in conventional coastal fisheries management. Prior to this, she conducted an economic valuation in the Cayman Islands, and worked with the Zoological Society of London in the Bangladesh Sundarbans. 

She has advanced skills in social and ecological research techniques, stakeholder engagement, and statistical and empirical modelling. Forays into communications and journalism have also left her adept at switching between technical and non-technical writing.


Annabelle holds a PhD from Imperial College London, co-supervised by Terra Moana partner Katherine Short, an MRes and BSc from the University of York, UK, and a visiting position at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science, University of Oxford. She is currently based in New York City.

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