Melanie Flynn

Melanie Flynn


Melanie is a PhD student working with Indigenous communities in the Arctic to explore culturally appropriate ways to plan for and adapt to climate change. Her research interests include knowledge co-production, effective adaptation, participatory methods and usable science.

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Research interests

  • Knowledge mobilisation and creating usable science
  • Community-based research
  • Indigenous methodologies and decolonising methods
  • Futures work and scenario approach
  • Human dimensions of climate change impact, adaptation and vulnerability
  • Developmental evaluation


  • MSc, Environmental Risk and Human Security, United Nations University and University of Bonn
  • BA, Geography, University of Leeds

Research groups and institutes

  • Environment and Development
  • Sustainability Research Institute
  • Climate Change Adaptation, Vulnerability and Services