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Academic Background

Meghan is a Senior Research Associate within the School of Politics at the University of East Anglia. As an interdisciplinary Human Geographer, Meghan's research focuses on natural hazards and climate change adaptation, examining matters of governance and corresponding implications for human well-being and societal resilience. Her current research investigates the driving forces and self-reinforcing mechanisms through which policy ‘lock-ins’ are created and sustained in key sectors (including water, health and nature conservation), considering the implications of this for mainstreaming climate change adaptation in the UK, Germany and The Netherlands.


Present: Senior Research Associate, School of Politics, University of East Anglia

July 2017 to July 2019: Research Associate, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University

July 2016 to July 2017: Research Fellow, Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds

September 2013 to July 2016: Researcher, Flood Hazard Research Centre, Middlesex University

2009 to 2013: PhD research, Flood Hazard Research Centre, Middlesex University, entitled “Constructions of flood vulnerability across an etic-emic spectrum”.

Key Research Interests and Expertise

Environmental (risk) governance;

Climate change adaptation

Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management

Resilience, social vulnerability and adaptation

Health and well-being

Ecosystem services and ecosystem-based management

Climate services

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action