Researcher biography

Claudia is an environmental social scientist specialising in environmental governance and its applications in coastal and marine social-ecological systems. Her current research uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the relationships between environmental change, resource development, human wellbeing and governance. Claudia’s work includes a key emphasis on the processes and outcomes of environmental governance, including deliberative and community-based approaches, with the goal of improving outcomes for people and the environment. Before joining CBCS at The University of Queensland, Claudia was a Lecturer in Environmental Management at James Cook University, Townsville, and a Policy Officer in the Australian Government Department of Environment. She has an interdisciplinary background in the social and ecological sciences, and works with natural and social scientists, as well as government and non-government organisations. She is currently working on projects in northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific.