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Personal Statement

I am the knowledge exchange associate at the One Ocean Hub at the University of Strathclyde. As part of my role at the Hub  I am responsible in developing knowledge exchange products including position paper, written evidence, and policy brief  targeted to policymakers at national, regional, and global levels; fostering relationship with stakeholders across all scales; advancing the Hub' international engagement activities; and contributing content to its communication channels.

My research in ocean affairs has provided me with the necessary knowledge and skillset for my current role. My research sits at the intersection between International Relations, Security Studies, and the study of international organisations. Specifically, it focuses on maritime security cooperation and the particular challenges it poses in Southeast Asia region (paying special attention to Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines). I have  done research on international cooperation to tackle a range of non traditional security issues such as piracy, armed robbery against ships, marine pollution, and illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing in Southeast Asia, and the role of traditional authorities in resolving conflict over natural resources in Indonesia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Explaining Indonesia's Maritime Security Cooperation, The University of Glasgow

1 Sept 20092 Dec 2014

Award Date: 2 Dec 2014

Master of Political Science, Accounting for the Securitization of Terrorism in Indonesia and Singapore, Politics, the University of Glasgow

1 Aug 20072 Dec 2008

Award Date: 2 Dec 2007

External positions

Honorary senior researcher, The American Studies Center, Universitas Indonesia

1 Jun 20201 Jun 2025

Member of Board of Trustee, The Indonesian Institute of Advanced International Studies

1 Jan 20151 Jan 2025

Keywords

  • maritime cooperation, maritime security, ocean governance

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  • Destructive fishing: an expert‐driven definition and exploration of this quasi‐concept

    McCarthy, A. H., Steadman, D., Richardson, H., Murphy, J., Benbow, S., Brian, J. I., Brooks, H., Costa‐Domingo, G., Hazin, C., McOwen, C., Walker, J., Willer, D. F., Abdi, M., Auster, P. J., Bealey, R., Bensted‐Smith, R., Broadburn, K., Carvalho, G., Collinson, T., Erinosho, B., & 31 othersFabinyi, M., Febrica, S., Forbi, W. N., Garcia, S. M., Goad, D., Goldsworthy, L., Govan, H., Heaphy, C., Hiddink, J. G., Hosch, G., Kachelriess, D., Kinch, J., Lancaster, A. M. S. N., Le Manach, F., Matthews, T., Ortiz, A. M., Morgan, A., Motta, H., Murua, H., Namboothri, N., Ndiritu, E., Passfield, K., Pilcher, N. J., Portus, J. O., Rguez‐Baron, J. M., Robertson, M., Sharma, A., Suazo, C. G., Tamini, L. L., Vilata‐Simón, J. & Mukherjee, N., 28 Mar 2024, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Conservation Letters. 14 p., e13015.

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  • Analysing Indonesian media and government representation of China

    Febrica, S. & Sudarman, S., 31 Jul 2018, In: Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies. 8, 2, p. 89-119 31 p.

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