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Research Biography

Beverley Clarke is a social scientist particularly interested in how people influence environmental management. She has been investigating how both formal (governance) and informal (cultural and social) processes affect decision making processes and outcomes for the environment. Assoc Prof Clarke has been conducting research in the area of environmental planning and management, specialising in coasts, over the last 15 years researching topics such as community participation, capacity building, the policy implications of sea level rise, and the social dimensions of natural resource management.

Research Interests

Beverley's research interests include:

  • Coastal Climate adapation
  • Coastal management
  • Community engagement in environmental management
  • Marine Protected Area management
  • Natural Resource Management and coasts
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Policy evaluation

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Water Resource Management
Associate Supervisions:
  • Waste management (1)
  • Wildlife Conservation (1)

External positions

Vice-President, Institute of Australian Geographers


President, Institute of Australian Geographers



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Research Areas

  • Geography
  • Sociology

Supervisory Interests

  • Coastal management
  • Social implications of sea-level rise
  • Community engagement in environmental management
  • Marine protected area management
  • Natural resource management and coasts
  • Environmental impact assessment


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