Clare Shelton


Clare Shelton is a Lecturer in Environment and International Development in the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia. She is a Co-Investigator on the GCRF-funded project ‘Future proofing Caribbean fisheries from hurricane impacts: linking fisheries resilience and disaster risk management in Dominica’. She has been a co-investigator on other research projects, including ‘Historical trajectories of risk exposure, governance and tenure in Small Island States (Dominica and Vanuatu)’ and as a consultant for organisations including Bioversity International, Cefas (UK) and the Fisheries Division of FAO.

Research Interests:

Natural resource management in Small Island Developing States (SIDS); cultural influences on the perceptions of environmental problems; individual and collective responses to environmental change; hazard impacts and responses in coastal areas and SIDS.


Clare completed her PhD within the Tyndall Centre at UEA . Prior to that she worked climate change issues for local government in American Samoa, the private sector on environmental management in the United States and conducted research on marine protected areas and nearshore fisheries in California. Clare’s background is in environmental science and anthropology.