My research portfolio builds on small-scale fishery sector support initiatives paired with applied research. I have a strong background researching the interplay of international, national, and local management institutions, and how these influence conduct and sustainability in marine resource use and trade systems. In my local-to-global research portfolio I also analyze institutions that govern seafood markets in Asia, and ultimately how this influences small-scale fisheries at the distal end of these global supply chains. These are seen as “external forces” acting upon local livelihoods in producing small-scale fisheries. Enhancing such livelihoods, or supplementing them, is a current focal area of my research and program implementation. I lead project monitoring and evaluation processes and my development programming include both theory and practice to develop causal impact pathways, and methodologies to evidence them.