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.
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
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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