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Ms Claudia Munera Roldan

CERC Postdoctoral Fellow


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Claudia Munera-Roldan is an interdisciplinary researcher and practitioner. Her work and research focus on the interface science-policy-practice in environmental governance arrangements, co-production, and futures. Claudia is interested in applying future-oriented approaches, exploring options towards strategic thinking and collective learning to navigate global changes, considering the linkages between local communities, private and public sector initiatives to find options towards sustainable futures.

She has been involved in climate change adaptation, transformative change, environmental governance, and sustainable development projects in Latin America, Australia, and South Africa, with a variety of institutions and interdisciplinary projects. This experience has provided her with a broad perspective to understand the applicability of global trends at the local level and identifying entry points and transitions to dynamic environmental management under climate change.

Claudia has experience in qualitative research methods and conceptual frameworks for environmental governance and adaptation in natural resources management, agroindustry, and tourism. Her research addresses analysis of socio-ecological systems under uncertain and contested conditions looking at how to improve decisions and co-produce solutions considering social realities and contexts.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2018-2022

    Endeavour Scholarship
    The Australian Government Postgraduate Endeavour Scholarship

  • 2013-2013

    UNESCO MaB Young Scientists Award 2013

Academic Qualifications

  • 2023

    Doctor of Philosophy
    Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University

  • 2013

    Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development
    Joint program University of Turin, Politecnico di Torino, ITCILO (Italy)

  • 2002

    Bachelor of Science in Biology
    Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Colombia)

Professional Experiences

  • 2016-2018

    Research Fellow
    Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University

  • 2013-2020

    Team leader (Nicaragua) in the Private Markets for Climate Resilience and PROADAPT Private models for agricultural and tourism climate change project
    Global Climate Adaptation Partnership & Grupo Laera

  • 2010-2012

    Various roles, including biodiversity information and invasive species researcher
    Instituto Alexander Von Humboldt, Colombia

  • 2002-2004

    Conservation Biology Researcher
    Instituto Alexander Von Humboldt, Colombia

  • Sept 2007-Nov 2008

    Capacity Building Technician in the National Implementation Support Partnership (NISP)
    Consejo Nacional de Áreas Protegidas de Guatemala – CONAP, Guatemala

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