Claire Quinn is a professor in Natural Resource Management at the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds. She is an Environmental Social Scientist with over 20 years of experience working on interdisciplinary projects in Africa, Europe, and Asia. Her research advances understanding of social-ecological systems and focuses on (i) smallholder livelihood vulnerability, adaptation, and resilience; and (ii) knowledge and governance for climate-smart agriculture.
She is interdisciplinary in her approach, drawing on theories and methods from both natural and social sciences. Her research has improved our understanding of the roles played by natural resources and institutions in smallholder livelihoods and adaptation to climate change. It has also advanced practice in stakeholder engagement and knowledge exchange.