Tracey Turner


MSc (1st Class Hons), LLB, BSc (Auckland)

Tracey has an LLB and BSc majoring in Geography from the University of Auckland, where she won a Dean’s Academic Excellence Award in Law and the Senior Scholar Prize in Marine Science.  After completing her undergraduate studies, Tracey pursued research opportunities in coastal science and policy.  She was engaged to complete an international review of managed retreat options for the Living at the Edge – Transforming the Margins National Science Challenge; and to provide field assessments of coastal erosion risk and benthic reef ecology.

In 2019, Tracey completed an MSc with First Class Honours in Geography.  Her thesis explored the links between ecological disturbance and geomorphic functionality on a coral reef in the Maldives.  Tracey’s research was undertaken in the context of a mass coral bleaching event and she was subsequently awarded an Early Career Grant by the National Geographic Society to investigate options for improving benthic marine protection in the Maldives.

Tracey has worked as a resource management planner at a private consultancy in Auckland for the past 18 months.  Her primary focus will be to assist EDS with research across the oceans law and policy programme 

Despite being terrified of sharks, Tracey is a keen surfer and regularly dives.

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Last updated at 4:07PM on February 11, 2021