Alison Kock

Alison Kock is a shark scientist and research manager for the pioneering Shark Spotters programme in Cape Town, where her goal is to improve the relationship between people and sharks through scientific research, awareness and community based conservation strategies. Alison is passionate about finding environmentally responsible solutions to human-shark conflict. She believes that we can use applied research to gain a greater understanding of the behaviour of predatory sharks to improve public safety strategies, and to ensure that conservation and management plans are effective.