Associate Professor Beverley Clarke (Fellow of the Institute of Australian Geographers) Citation

Associate Professor Beverley Clarke has been accepted as a Fellow of the Institute of Australian Geographers.

Associate Professor Beverley Clarke researches 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. She has more than 84 publications, including a volume on Environmental Impact Assessment with Oxford University Press, peer reviewed articles and industry reports. Her research has been noted for its direct impact and value to industry both nationally and locally. This includes a commendation by the South Australian Government as ‘a researcher with an outstanding track record’.

Beverley has provided significant and sustained service to the discipline both at Flinders University and beyond, including President of the IAG and as Branch Chair and Secretary of the Australian Coastal Society. She has filled several high-level administrative functions and service responsibilities at College, Faculty, School, and discipline levels.

Beverley brings this knowledge and research insights to the classroom and to supervision, making significant contributions to the Geography program at Flinders University since 2003. With her efforts as a passionate and outstanding teacher, gaining recognition through teaching excellence awards at the Flinders University.

The scope and depth of Beverley’s work is recognised by academic and industry peers, with her activities assisting in raising the importance of coasts and management of these special environments.

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