Dr. Easkey Britton

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Dr Easkey Britton is a renowned Irish surfer and marine social scientist with a PhD specialising in Human Wellbeing and Coastal Resilience. She contributes her expertise in blue space, health and social wellbeing on international research projects.

Dr. Easkey Britton

About Easkey Britton

Dr Easkey Britton is a renowned Irish surfer and marine social scientist with a PhD specialising in Human Wellbeing and Coastal Resilience. Her work is deeply influenced by the ocean and the lessons learned by pioneering women’s big-wave surfing in Ireland. Her ground-breaking journey to Iran in 2013 introduced the sport of surfing to women and local communities and is featured in the award-winning documentary Into the Sea. She explores the relationship between people and nature, especially water environments.

She contributes her expertise in blue space, health and social wellbeing on national and international research projects, including the Erasmus+ funded INCLUSEA project, fostering greater inclusion for people with disabilities in surfing in Europe. Easkey is also the author of Saltwater in the Blood, and 50 Things to Do By the Sea; has published numerous peer reviewed journal articles; and is a regular columnist with Oceanographic magazine.

Recent Publications

Saltwater in the Blood: Surfing, Natural Cycles and the Sea's Power to Heal

Britton, E., 14 Sep 2021, Watkins Publishing, 256p.

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