Greenwich Maritime Centre

Our experts

The GMC Committee, made up of University of Greenwich staff, manages the day-to-day running of the centre.

GMC Committee

Between them, the Committee members have expertise in a range of maritime issues, from naval and environmental history, to current issues in conservation and coastal development.

The Committee also spans from Early Career Researchers through to individuals who have worked on maritime issues for decades. This diversity ensures that the GMC is current and inclusive and at the same time built upon extensive knowledge and experience.

The committee members are:

Dr Tim Acott (Director, GMC)

Principal Lecturer In Environmental Geography.

Dr Adriana Ford (Co-ordinator, GMC)

Research Fellow in Environmental Social Sciences.

Dr Victoria Carolan (GMC Committee)

Senior Lecturer in Cultural History.

Dr Cathryn Pearce (GMC Committee)

Visiting Lecturer in Maritime History.

Dr Vanessa Taylor (GMC Committee)

Lecturer in Environmental History / Research Fellow.

Dr Chris Ware (GMC Committee)

Senior Lecturer in Naval History.

Professor Stephen Fletcher

Visiting Professor & Head of Marine Programme United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).

Professor Christopher Bailey

Director of the Computational Mechanics and Reliability Group. Digital technologies and ship design.

Dr Peter Burt

Principal Scientist, Natural Resources Institute. Atmosphere-ocean processes and general marine ecosystems.

Professor Ed Galea

Professor of Mathematical Modelling. Maritime safety, fire and evacuation.

Professor Steven Haines

Professor of Public International Law.

Ulrich Kleih

Marketing Economist. Fisheries marketing and branding.

John Linton

Commercial Director, Natural Resources Institute. Fisheries and fish marketing.

Dr Alec Coutroubis

Head of Department, Department of Applied Engineering and Management. Marine engineering, shipping law and marine insurance, maritime policy and maritime security.

Dr Joanna Miest

Lecturer in Biological Sciences. Environmental impacts on marine organisms and aquaculture.

Dr Birgit Pauksztat

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden. Social network analysis, social aspects of work and life on board.

Dr Stoyan Stoyanov

Reader, Department of Mathematical Sciences. Computational engineering.

Dr Pushparajah Rajaguru


Dr Catherine Tonry


Professor Michael Worboys

Professor and Greenwich GIScience Group Leader.

Professor Minghua Zhao

Dr John Milledge

Research Fellow.

Professor Sarah Palmer

Emeritus Professor of Maritime History.

Michaela Kennard

PhD Researcher.

Dirk Siebels

PhD Researcher.