Christina Hicks is a professor within the Political Ecology group at Lancaster University’s Environment Centre. She is an environmental social scientist interested in the relationships individuals and societies form with nature; how these relationships shape people’s social, environmental, and health outcomes; and how they create sustainable livelihood choices. Hicks’ current research examines small scale fisheries, how they contribute nutritional, cultural, and wellbeing benefits, and their vulnerability to climate change. She also works in collaboration with academic, governmental, and non-profit organisations in the geographies in which she works; including WorldFish, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute and Seychelles Fishing Authority. Hicks gained her PhD in 2013 from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University; after which she held an Early Career Social Science Fellowship at the Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University.