Dr Meghan Alexander is an Assistant Professor in Human Geography at the University of Nottingham. Specialising in climate change adaptation, her work focuses on matters of governance, policy and risk management, and corresponding implications for societal resilience, well-being and social justice. Her interests span a range of adaptation challenges, such as flooding, sea level rise, the nature crisis, and mental health under climate futures. Her current research as part of the Adapt Lock-in Project examines how self-reinforcing ‘lock-in’ dynamics are created and sustained in ways that maintain ‘business as usual’ and hinder adaptation (https://adaptlockin.eu/). In turn, the research will identify entry points for dissolving lock-ins and inform policy recommendations for leveraging transformative change to accelerate adaptation action.
Meghan holds a PhD in Geography from the Flood Hazard Research Centre of Middlesex University and a BSc in Geography (First Class Hons) from the University of Wales Aberystwyth. Since completing her PhD, Meghan has undertaken postdoctoral research positions at Middlesex University, the University of Leeds (Sustainability Research Institute), Cardiff University (School of Earth & Ocean Sciences) and the University of East Anglia (School of Politics, Tyndall Centre of Climate Change Research), before joining the University of Nottingham in 2022.