Prof. Dr. Alexandra Franklin

Dr Alexandra Franklin is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR), Coventry University, UK. Her research interests include shared practice, place-based resource management, collaborative governance, rural development and human-animal relations. Alex specialises in qualitative research techniques, with much of her work informed by a participatory action research approach to study design. Although originally a human geographer by training, her involvement since 2005, in inter- multi- and trans-disciplinary research practice, sees her identifying more closely these days with the broader field of (social) sustainability science. For the period 2012-2015 she was a co-editor of the international Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, and currently serves as an editorial board member of SociologiaRuralis. For the period 2018-2022 Alex will act as co-ordinator of a MSCA-ITN H2020 European Training Network entitled ‘Building Resourceful and Resilient Communities Through Adaptive and Transformative Environmental Practice’ (RECOMS). She will simultaneously be involved (2017-2020), as a member of the co-ordinating institution, in an H2020 (CSA) project consortium entitled ‘Bringing Organisations and Network Development to the Higher Levels in the Farming Sector in Europe’ (BOND).