Who we are


Founding Director

Professor Mike Christie set up Blue Island Consulting Ltd in 2013. Mike is an internationally recognised environmental and ecological economist with over 20 years experience of inter-disciplinary academic and policy relevant research in UK and internationally. His career has also included Head of Aberystwyth University’s Business School and Director of Research for Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Business and Law. Mike has also served on research awarding panels for NERC, ESRC and BBSRC, as well as those of the Scottish and Swedish governments. Mike brings with him a wealth of research expertise and project management experience.

Associate Directors

Ewa Siwicka is an environmental economist with a wealth of experience in designing, administering and analysing environmental valuation methodologies including choice experiments, contingent valuation and travel cost methods. She also provides expertise in GIS and Bayesian modelling.

Research Assistants

Pawel Szymonczyk

Klaudia Kruczek

Alex Day

Associated organisations

BIC Ltd also works in collaboration with a range of Universities, Consultancy and Business Associates to deliver bespoke solutions to environmental economic challenges. Associated organisations include:


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