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.
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.
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
Teaching Program Director - Social Science
Director of Studies Master of Environmental Management
Flinders University Social and Behavioural Sciences Ethics Committee
Beverley's research interests include:
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.
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.
I am the Teaching Program Director for Social Science.
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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