• The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Carmen is a human geographer with over 15 year’s experience working in the fields of coastal management, human-environment interactions and climate change adaptation. Carmen spent 6 years in the private sector, delivering climate change adaptation support to local and national governments, predominantly in the Asia-Pacific region. Activities included, for example, mainstreaming climate change into ICZM in Kiribati, Albania, the Mediterranean and Mauritius; providing policy advice to UNDP Albania, WA Department of Water and the Australian National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility; designing monitoring and evaluation frameworks for the Pacific Island Forum Secretariate and the Australian government; and training representatives from national and local governments in risk assessment, adaptation planning and climate change financing. In the research sector, Carmen has worked on social and environmental research projects, with an environmental sustainability focus, across the themes of coastal management; migration; water equity and climate risk; and the social, economic and institutional dimensions of climate change. Carmen’s research explores human-environment interactions, adopting mixed-methods approaches within an interpretivist paradigm.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development 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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Human Geography, PhD, University of the Sunshine Coast

Award Date: 7 Jan 2017

External positions

State Rep and Director, Australian Coastal Society

1 Nov 2019 → …

Research Fellow, University of the Sunshine Coast

15 Jul 2017 → …

Senoir Consultant, Coastal Zone Management and Adaptive Futures

1 Jun 200730 Jun 2013

Industry keywords

  • Environmental
  • Government


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