Joanna Storie is a doctoral student in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Estonian University of Life Sciences.

Her studies focus on examining the challenges communities face in Estonian and Latvian rural landscapes, which have an impact on the health and well-being of small communities.

Joanna completed her bachelor’s degree in pharmacology and chemistry at Sheffield University in 1985. After many years of caring for her own children, self-employed children’s work and satisfying her creative side, she decided to return to academia and obtained an MSc in Managing Sustainable Rural Development with the University of the Highlands and Islands in 2012. Her thesis examined the conflict of wild boar management in the area of Latvia where she now currently lives with her husband on an alpaca farm.

Recently she has been involved in a systematic review project, BONUS ROSEMARIE: Blue health and wealth from the Baltic Sea – a participatory systematic review for smart decisions, with a particular focus on searching for the evidence of the impacts of Baltic Sea ecosystem services on human health and well-being in academic literature.