Researcher biography

Ingrid Baker is a qualified Town and Regional Planner with experience in the strategic development of planning law in Queensland, Australia. She is undertaking her PhD research, which investigates the governance of climate change adaptation from international to local levels, through the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Queensland.

Ingrid’s PhD thesis is driven largely by a concern that the political and social processes that serve to reproduce and exacerbate a given socio-ecological system’s susceptibility to the adverse consequences of climate change are underrepresented in adaptation research and practice. Her thesis utilised a reflexive and critical lens to empirically investigate the conceptual, contextual and structural elements underpinning current approaches to climate change adaptation problems in multi-level planning frameworks. Ingrid’s research has investigated case studies regarding climate change adaptation policy and planning at the international, national, regional and local levels.