Beverley Clarke, is a geographer, researching both formal and informal processes affecting policy, decision-making and outcomes for the environment. She is recognised for her research on community engagement, policy evaluation, capacity building, policy implications of coastal climate change, and the social dimensions of natural resource management. She has worked throughout Australia with many different stakeholder groups including all tiers of government, NGOs and the community. Her research has been noted for its direct impact and value to industry both nationally and locally. Beverley is recognised in Australia for her leadership in championing Geography (e.g. President of the IAG) and the coast (e.g. Branch Chair and Secretary of the Australian Coastal Society).
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.
2020 Integrated assessment of local governments’ coastal adaptation planning and practice, Climate Response Seed Grants Scheme, Flinders University, $25,000; Department of Environment and Water New life for our coastal environment - Research and Development Grant, $74,300
2020 A Blue Carbon future through introducing tidal flow to salt ponds and stranded saltmarsh for Dry Creek and the Samphire Coast” AMLR (DEW) Blue Carbon Futures Fund, $99,488.
2019 Developing policy expertise and a toolkit for evidence-based coordination of national climate resilience using a co-design professional development approach, Department of Defence, $125,877
2018 Coastal Caravan Parks: testing climate adaptation response, CHASS Research Grant Scheme, $10,000.
2017 Goyder Institute, ‘From Salt to C; carbon sequestration through ecological restoration at the Dry Creek Salt Field’ (Part of $336,392.00 Goyder Institute external funding between Flinders University, DEWNR)—Task 4 Co-benefit analysis and up-scaling, Co-investigator, $32,560.
2017 Understanding South Australian local government perceptions of Coastal Climate Change Coast Protection Board and CHASS/Finders University, $4,500.
2016 Flinders University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Reinventing Teaching and Learning Grant, International Support, Joint application (CAPS, Biology, Environment, CSEM), $20,000.
Beverley Clarke and Katherine Yates, 2015, Wildlife Conservation Fund, 'An investigation into the socio-cultural dimension of determining MPA effectiveness', $25,000.
Coordinator Master of Environmental Management
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:
I am the President of the Institute of Australian Geographers (2018-2020) and a member of the Editorial Board of Geographical Research (the international journal of the Institute of Australian Geographers).
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