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Doctor Sien Van Der Plank

Doctor Sien Van Der Plank

Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Multi-scale analysis using mixed methods of coastal flood risk management across policy domains, organisational stakeholders and households.
  • Risk attitudes and behaviours to the natural environment in relation to perceived, expected and experienced social and physical changes.
  • Mixed methods analysis of the form and evolution of stakeholder perceptions toward mining, expected impacts of mining, and experiences of consultation process.

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Address: B44, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)


Dr Sien van der Plank is an Anniversary Fellow based in the School of Geography and Environmental Science. She is an interdisciplinary researcher interested in the adaptation process of individuals to coastal change. Currently, she is busy exploring the oral histories of marine resource users in England's south west as part of the historic work package of the Resilience of Coastal Communities project, developing citizen science approaches for young people to be more involved in coastal adaptation, and investigating the practice and potential for transformational adaptation to multiple hazards and drivers of coastal change at local scales.

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