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Abbie Clare

Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment


Abbie is a postdoctoral researcher with the PRISE project (Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies) with an inter-disciplinary background spanning the fields of psychology, environmental management and sustainable development. She joined the GRI in January 2016, having completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, which investigated the socio-economic suitability of biochar as a sustainable agriculture technology in China. Concurrently, Abbie also worked as a consultant for the Asian Development Bank to explore the climate change benefits of biochar, bio-gas and composting projects in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam. Within the PRISE project, Abbie is working across the fields of psychology, climate change and international development to explore how household and community resilience to climate-related shocks and stressors can be measured through research, and improved through policy. Specifically, Abbie is interested in how the emerging field of subjective resilience relates to more traditional resilience measurements, and how this knowledge can be used to inform climate adaptation programming.

Research Interest

 psychology, climate change and international development

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