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Rachel Tiller

Chief Scientist

Rachel Tiller is a Chief Scientist at SINTEF Ocean, Department of Fisheries and New Biomarine resources. She is also the Director of the key strategic research area of biodiversity and area use at SINTEF.


PhD in Political Science from NTNU (2010): “New Resources in Old Waters: The Potential of National and International Conflicts Deriving from the Future Harvest of Calanus finmarchicus”.
MA Political Science - NTNU (2005): "Political Violence and Conflict Resolution in Belgium - A Success Story?"
BA Summa Cum Laude, Political Science - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2000)

Competence and research areas

Tillers expertise focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to multi-level governance challenges and opportunties around ocean industries, sustainability, biodiversity, climate change, resource manangement and user group conflicts. Tiller has interdisciplinary experience around sustainability analysis, usergroup interactions, biodiversity challenges and governance analysis and work on these through methodological approaches centered on analysing governance mechanisms using event ethography, conceptual stakeholder driven perception workshops, serious games and user driven scenario development.



Research areas

Contact info

Visiting address:
Brattørkaia 17 C