Claire Kelly

  • Senior Research Fellow - University of Plymouth

Research interests

Claire is a Senior Research Fellow working on a range of international and UK-based research projects in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SoGEES). Claire’s academic research interest and expertise is centred on understanding the relationships between society, economy and environment. She is particularly interested in how community-level resilience to environmental challenges is shaped and enacted by stakeholders; and how engagement approach, governance and participation can influence resilience.

As a Co-I, Claire leads on the design and development of innovative interdisciplinary research methods within multiple projects, and on the delivery of high quality research outputs. She teaches on a range of modules at undergraduate and Masters levels including environmental management and sustainability; advanced qualitative research methods; and field work skills.

Claire’s background prior to academia included applied agricultural research (IGER, North Wyke), and rural community development work (LEADER II Rural Development Programmes), giving her more than 20 years of practical and research engagement experience at farm, community and landscape levels.