Dr Rachel Harcourt

Dr Rachel Harcourt


Rachel Harcourt has joined the Champion team for the SPF-funded UK Climate Resilience Programme to work on research synthesis and to promote knowledge exchange.

She is also the resilience analyst for the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission which launched in March 2021 and is currently focusing on developing the Action Plan for the region. 


Research interests

Human dimensions of climate change impacts and adaptation; communications, media and the public discourse; social decision making and public engagement; behaviour change; applied use of narratives in analysis and communications; futures work; governance and policy; climate change in the arts and humanities.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD Climate change adaptation
  • MSc Sustainability and business
  • MA Modern and contemporary literature
  • BA English literature

Research groups and institutes

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