Marianne Pascale Flynn is a geoscience project scientist at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies. For the past two years she has been part of the 'Role and Potential of Unconventional Gas' group and has just recently joined the SMART research group (Sustainable Modes of Arctic Resource-driven Transformations). Prior to joining the IASS, she worked in the oil and gas industry for five years on projects including conventional oil and gas, shale gas and coal bed methane exploration as well as geothermal drilling projects worldwide. Her experiences of the human implications of hydrocarbon exploration led her to her research at the IASS. Her work has encompassed all aspects of the shale gas debate over the past few years but specifically on stakeholder dialogue and public engagement across Europe as well as greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions associated with a shale gas development in Europe. Marianne lives in Potsdam with her husband and infant daughter and is a keen marathon runner.