Claudia Carter

Reader in Environmental Governance

School of Engineering and the Built Environment

Current activity: 

Claudia currently leads and contributes to several modules on undergraduate and postgraduate courses relating to the built and natural environment, environmental governance, and the interface between social, economic and environmental interests

Claudia is an interdisciplinary researcher in the field of environmental governance, her research relating to climate change, sustainability, nature-based solutions and adopting socio-ecological systems approaches. She is co-designed and currently is developing applications of PARTICIPOLOGY(, a resource to engage people in participative planning, training and social learning. 

Collaborate with our experts & specialists >>

Area of expertise:

  • Environmental governance: ecosystem approach
  • Environmental and climate change
  • Holistic, participatory and creative approaches to environmental planning and management
  • Beyond risk: uncertainty and complexity
  • Institutional analysis
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Research methods (especially qualitative and mixed methods)


Claudia studied geography and environmental management and for many years worked in academic and applied research on environmental policy and management, environmental values, public and stakeholder engagement, critical evaluation, and interdisciplinary research approaches. She joined Birmingham City University in 2011 as a researcher and lecturer teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students. Since 2011 she has been Associate Editor (Socio-Economics) of the journal Environmental Values.