Dr Claudia Benham

Lecturer in Enviro &Planning Policy

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
+61 7 334 61647


Dr Claudia Benham is an environmental social scientist working on coastal and marine ecosystems. Her research examines the intersections between environmental change, resource development, human wellbeing and governance in coastal regions of northern Australia and the Pacific. As part of this, her work examines the processes and outcomes of environmental governance in these settings, including deliberative and community-based approaches. Claudia has an interdisciplinary background in the social and ecological sciences, and brings this perspective to bear on her work. She previously worked for the UQ Global Change Institute and the Australian Department of Environment.

Keywords: Public policy; Seagrasses; Gender; Unconventional gas; Great Barrier Reef


  • Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), Australian National University


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  • Master Philosophy

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Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Daniell, Katherine A., Nabavi, Ehsan and Benham, Claudia F. (2017). Politics of innovation and the spirit of justice. Workshop on Justice, Fairness and Equity in Natural Resource Management, Canberra Australia, 12-13 October 2015. Clayton South, VIC Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision