Position

Associate Professor
School of the Environment

Biography

Dr 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. Dr 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.

Qualifications

PhD University of Adelaide (2003)
Masters in Environmental Management, University of Adelaide (1997)
Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education), Flinders University (2011)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Geography), Flinders University (1989)

2010 Graduate of the Governor's Leadership Foundation (GLF)

Honours, awards and grants

2012, Faculty of Science and Engineering Teaching Award
2007, Faculty of Social Science Teaching Award
2006, Institute of Australian Geography (IAG) Postgraduate Award for a paper based on a postgraduate thesis and published in Geographical Research.


Grants

Beverley Clarke and Katherine Yates, 2015, Wildlife Conservation Fund, 'An investigation into the socio-cultural dimension of determining MPA effectiveness', $25,000.

Beverley Clarke, 2013, (Ninti-One: Innovation for remote Australia), 'Australian Feral Camel Project - media analysis', $17,523

Beverley Clarke, 2011 (Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board), 'Climate change vulnerability-gap analysis of threatened coastal habitat, Stage II'. $26,875.

Nick Harvey and Beverley Clarke, 2011-2013, (CSIRO Flagship, Coastal Collaboration Cluster) 'Institutional and Social Barriers to Science impact, Theme 2 Socio-cultural investigation, $517,203.00.

Beverley Clarke, 2010, (Coast Proection Board, DEWNR), 'Analysis of Australian Coastal policies', $7,000.

Beverley Clarke, 2009, (Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board), Climate change vulnerability-gap analysis of threatened coastal habitat in the AMLR, $17,646.

Beverley Clarke, 2009, (FRDC Tactical Research Fund) 'Research audit of social sciences research in fisheries', $33,873.

Beverley Clarke, 2008, (WA Department of Planning and Infrastructure), CoastWest Evaluation, $35,000

Key responsibilities

Director of Studies Master of Environmental Management
Flinders University Social and Behavioural Sciences Ethics Committee

Teaching interests

As an environmentalist and a teacher it is important to me that my students are inspired by what they learn. On completion of their degrees these students have the potential to make a real difference to environmental management programs. To this end, as a facilitator of the students' learning experience, I try to create a stimulating and interesting learning environment for them, to enthuse and encourage them. To assist students in their preparation to be practitioners in the diverse field of environmental management I am conscious to design curriculum that develops their skills of distilling and analysing diverse and complex issues.
I have designed carefully structured topics that encourage students to:

  • Assess, challenge and consider a range of perspectives, to reflect upon what they are learning and recognise and develop their own opinions and be able to support them;
  • Openly discuss and share their ideas and through working in small groups, to experience trust, practice negotiation and work collaboratively;
  • Provide clear context for their research, apply sound reasoning and well structured arguments;
  • Convey what they have learned and think through a combination of written work and oral presentation.

Topic Coordinator:

Research expertise

  • Environmental science and management
  • Human geography

Research interests

Beverley's research interests include:

  • Social implications of sea-level rise
  • Coastal management
  • Community engagement in environmental management
  • Marine Protected Area management
  • Natural Resource Management and coasts
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Policy evaluation

Non-Refereed Conference Presentations

Clarke, B. 2013, Wither Coastal Management in Australia?, 12th International Coastal Symposium, Plymouth, UK.

Clarke, B., Middle G, Brown, L et al. 2013, Approaches to teaching IA in Australian Universities, Impact Assessment, the next generation, 33rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, 13-16 May, Alberta, Canada.

Middle, G, Brown, L, Franks, D, Harris-Roxas, B,  Clarke, B et al, 2013, Reducing green tape or rolling back IA in Australia, Impact Assessment, the next generation, 33rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, 13-16 May, Alberta, Canada.

Clarke, B. 2012, What's Hot and What's Not? Teaching EIA at Flinders University, Special symposium: State of Environmental Impact Assessment in Australia, November 12-13, ANU, Canberra.

Clarke, B. 2011. NRM and the Coast: Past, Present and Future. NSW 20th Annual Coastal Conference, Tweed Heads, NSW, 8-11 November.

Clarke, B. 2011. Coastal Habitat vulnerability assessment, identification and action. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers conference, 12-16 April, Seattle, Washington.

Government Reports

Clarke, B. 2010, Analysis of Coastal Policies of Australian State and Territory Governments, Report prepared for the South Australian Coast Protection Board, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Adelaide.

Clarke, B. 2010, Research audit of social sciences fisheries research: FRDC Project No. 2009/317, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. ISBN 978-0-646-53506-7.

Clarke, B. & Simpson, N. 2010, Climate Change Vulnerability - Identification of threatened coastal habitat in the AMLR based on existing coastal action plans, for the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, Adelaide.

Supervisory interests

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

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : water resources management (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Waste management (1) ; Climate change adaptation (1) ;

Completion

Associate supervisor : Water Resources management (1) ; Waste management (1) ;

Publications

  • Clarke, B.D., Smith, T. and Lazarow, N. (2014). Coasts. In David Lindenmayer, Stephen Dovers and Steve Morton, ed. Ten Commitments Revisited, Securing Australia's Future Environment. Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing, pp. 107-116.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Harvey, N., Clarke, B.D., Pelton, N.C. and Mumford, T. (2012). Evolution of sustainable coastal management and coastal adaptation to climate change in Australia. In R Kenchington, L Stocker & D Wood, ed. Sustainable Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation: Global Lessons from Regional Approaches in Australia. Collingwood, VIC: CSIRO Publishing, pp. 75-96.
    [Web Link]
  • Lazarow, N., Smith, T. and Clarke, B.D. (2008). Coasts. In D Lindenmeyer, S Dovers, M Harriss Olson, S Morton, ed. Ten Commitments, reshaping the lucky country's environment. Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing, pp. 87-94.
  • Harvey, N. and Clarke, B.D. (2012). Environmental Impact Assessment in Practice. South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press.
    [Web Link]
  • Clarke, B.D. and Harvey, N. (2006). The changing role of environmental impact assessment under the South Australian Development Act 1994 to 2005. Adelaide: Royal Geographical Society of South Australia.
  • Clarke, B.D. (2004). More than a sum of its parts: a reflection of Australia's Coastcare program under NHT I, 1995-2002. In Coast to Coast 2004: Australia's 6th National Coastal Management Conference: The Second Decade - Coastal Planning and Management in Australia Towards 2014. Hobart, TAS: Department of Primary Industries Water and Environment. Coast to Coast 2004: Australia's 6th National Coastal Management Conference: The Second Decade - Coastal Planning and Management in Australia Towards 2014. Hobart, TAS. Apr 2004.
  • Clarke, B.D. and Harvey, N. (2006). The Changing Role of Environmental Impact Assessment Under the South Australian Development Act 1994 to 2005. South Australian Geographical Papers, 7
  • Clarke, B.D. (2010). Research audit of social sciences fisheries research, pp. 1-162.
  • Sobels, J. and Clarke, B. (2009). Measuring the multiplier effect of government incentive payments received by Local Action Planning groups in the SA Murray Darling Basi.
  • Middle, G., Clarke, B.D., Franks, D., Brown, L., Kellett, J., Lockie, S., et al. (2013). Reducing green tape or rolling back IA in Australia. In Impact Assessment, the next generation, 33rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment. International Association for Impact Assessment. Impact Assessment, the next generation, 33rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. May 2013.
    [Web Link]
  • Clarke, B.D., Middle, G., Brown, L., Franks, D., Harris, E., Kellert, J., et al. (2013). Approaches to teaching IA in Australian Universities. In Impact Assessment, the next generation, 33rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, 13-16 May. International Association for Impact Assessment. Impact Assessment, the next generation, 33rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, 13-16 May. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. May 2013, pp. 1-6.
  • Clarke, B.D. and Harvey, N. (2008). Formal vs informal participatory EIA methods: a South Australian Case Study. In Jenny Pope and Angus Morrison-Saunders, ed. IAIA08 Conference Proceedings: The Art and Science of Impact Assessment. North Dakota, USA: International Association for Impact Assessment. 28th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment: The Art and Science of Impact Assessment. Perth, WA. May 2008.
  • Clarke, B.D., Churchill, M.W. and Gannaway, D.L. (2004). Using collaborative learning to develop transferable skills. In Clarke, B., Pearce, M. Gannaway, D., ed. Transforming knowledge into wisdom: holistic approaches to teaching and learning: Proceedings of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) International Conference. Milperra, NSW: HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY OF AUSTRALASIA. Transforming knowledge into wisdom: holistic approaches to teaching and learning. Miri, Sarawak. Jul 2004.
  • Clarke, B.D., Thurstan, R. and Yates, K. (2016). Stakeholder Perceptions of a Coastal Marine Protected Area. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 75 pp. 622-626.
    [10.2112/SI75-125.1]
  • Scott, M.W., Clarke, B.D. and Tually, S.M. (2016). Social networks and decision-making for coastal land-use planning, development and adaptation response. Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs, 8(2) pp. 101-116.
    [10.1080/18366503.2016.1217378]
  • Clarke, B.D. and Menadue, T. (2015). Fit for purpose? Establishing the robustness of EIA screening systems for land use planning using a case study from South Australia. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 59(3) pp. 538-556.
    [10.1080/09640568.2015.1024307] [Scopus]
  • Nursey-Bray, M., Vince, J., Scott, M.W., Haward, M., O'Toole, K., Smith, T., et al. (2014). Science into policy? Discourse, coastal management and knowledge. Environmental Science and Policy, 38 pp. 107-119.
    [10.1016/j.envsci.2013.10.010] [Scopus]
  • Clarke, B.D., Stocker, L., Coffey, B., Leith, P., harvey, N., Baldwin, C., et al. (2013). Enhancing the knowledge-governance interface: Coasts, climate and collaboration. Ocean and Coastal Management, 86 pp. 88-99.
    [10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2013.02.009] [Scopus]
  • Kaempf, J. and Clarke, B. (2013). How robust is the environmental impact assessment process in South Australia? Behind the scenes of the Adelaide seawater desalination project. Marine Policy, 36 pp. 500-506.
    [10.1016/j.marpol.2012.08.005] [Scopus]
  • Clarke, B.D. and Harvey, N. (2013). Wither coastal management in Australia - a call for national leadership. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 65 pp. 915-920.
    [10.2112/SI65-155.1] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Harvey, N., Clarke, B.D. and Nursey-Bray, M. (2012). Australian coastal management and climate change. Geographical Research, 50(4) pp. 356-367.
    [10.1111/j.1745-5871.2011.00734.x] [Scopus]
  • Harvey, N., Rudd, D. and Clarke, B.D. (2008). The 'sea change' phenomenon in South Australia. South Australian Geographical Journal, 107 pp. 69-85.
    [Scopus]
  • Clarke, B.D. (2008). Seeking the grail: Evaluating whether Australia's Coastcare program achieved "meaningful" community participation. Society and Natural Resources, 21(10) pp. 891-907.
    [10.1080/08941920801910716] [Scopus]
  • Compas, E.D., Clarke, B.D., Cutler, C. and Daish, K.M. (2007). Murky waters: Media reporting of marine protected areas in South Australia. Marine Policy, 31(6) pp. 691-697.
    [10.1016/j.marpol.2007.03.001] [Scopus]
  • Pearce, M.W., Clarke, B.D. and Gannaway, D.L. (2007). Developing informal project management skills in a collaborative learning environment. Geographical Education, 20(2007) pp. 48-57.
  • Harvey, N. and Clarke, B.D. (2007). Policy Implications for Australian Coastal Communities Affected by Sea-level Rise. Just Policy, 46 pp. 52-59.
  • Clarke, B.D. (2006). Australia's coastcare program (1995-2002): its purpose, components and outcomes. Geographical Research, 44(3) pp. 310-322.
    [10.1111/j.1745-5871.2006.00391.x] [Scopus]
  • Clarke, B.D., Compas, E.D., Beer, A.P. and Cutler, C. (2005). Investigating the effectiveness of an MPA in an area of rapid urban expansion: some preliminary observations. South Australian Geographical Journal, 104 pp. 51-58.
    [Scopus]
  • Harvey, N. and Clarke, B.D. (2012). Environmental Impact Assessment in Practice. South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press.
    [Web Link]
  • Harvey, N., Clarke, B.D., Pelton, N.C. and Mumford, T. (2012). Evolution of sustainable coastal management and coastal adaptation to climate change in Australia. In R Kenchington, L Stocker & D Wood, ed. Sustainable Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation: Global Lessons from Regional Approaches in Australia. Collingwood, VIC: CSIRO Publishing, pp. 75-96.
    [Web Link]
  • Lazarow, N., Smith, T. and Clarke, B.D. (2008). Coasts. In D Lindenmeyer, S Dovers, M Harriss Olson, S Morton, ed. Ten Commitments, reshaping the lucky country's environment. Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing, pp. 87-94.
  • Clarke, B.D., Thurstan, R. and Yates, K. (2016). Stakeholder Perceptions of a Coastal Marine Protected Area. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 75 pp. 622-626.
    [10.2112/SI75-125.1]
  • Scott, M.W., Clarke, B.D. and Tually, S.M. (2016). Social networks and decision-making for coastal land-use planning, development and adaptation response. Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs, 8(2) pp. 101-116.
    [10.1080/18366503.2016.1217378]
  • Clarke, B.D. and Menadue, T. (2015). Fit for purpose? Establishing the robustness of EIA screening systems for land use planning using a case study from South Australia. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 59(3) pp. 538-556.
    [10.1080/09640568.2015.1024307] [Scopus]
  • Nursey-Bray, M., Vince, J., Scott, M.W., Haward, M., O'Toole, K., Smith, T., et al. (2014). Science into policy? Discourse, coastal management and knowledge. Environmental Science and Policy, 38 pp. 107-119.
    [10.1016/j.envsci.2013.10.010] [Scopus]
  • Kaempf, J. and Clarke, B. (2013). How robust is the environmental impact assessment process in South Australia? Behind the scenes of the Adelaide seawater desalination project. Marine Policy, 36 pp. 500-506.
    [10.1016/j.marpol.2012.08.005] [Scopus]
  • Clarke, B.D., Stocker, L., Coffey, B., Leith, P., harvey, N., Baldwin, C., et al. (2013). Enhancing the knowledge-governance interface: Coasts, climate and collaboration. Ocean and Coastal Management, 86 pp. 88-99.
    [10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2013.02.009] [Scopus]
  • Clarke, B.D. and Harvey, N. (2013). Wither coastal management in Australia - a call for national leadership. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 65 pp. 915-920.
    [10.2112/SI65-155.1] [Scopus] [Web Link]

Professional and community engagement

Beverley is a member on the following committees:

  • Editorial Board of Geographical Research (the international journal of the Institute of Australian Geographers)
  • Editorial board member of GEOView (an online journal of the Institute of Australian Geographers supporting, through publication, the diverse range of high quality research being undertaken by undergraduate students of Geography, Environmental Studies and allied disciplines).

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