Prof. Alexandra Franklin
Professor (Dr) Alexandra Franklin is a social sustainability scientist, based at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR), Coventry University, UK. Her research interests include nature-society relations, care practice, place-based sustainability, collaborative governance, and transdisciplinary research methods. Alex specialises in ethnographic, qualitative and co-creative research techniques, with much of her work informed by a participatory action research approach to study design. Originally a human geographer by training, since 2005 she has been based in a series of inter- multi- and trans-disciplinary sustainability research centres. For the period 2012-2015 she was a co-editor of the international Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, and has also previously served as an editorial board member of Sociologia Ruralis. For the period 2018-2022 Alex coordinated an European H2020-MSCA Innovative Training Network entitled 'Building Resourceful and Resilient Communities Through Adaptive and Transformative Environmental Practice' (RECOMS). She was simultaneously be involved (2017-2020), as a member of the coordinating institution, in an H2020 (CSA) project consortium entitled 'Bringing Organisations and Network Development to the Higher Levels in the Farming Sector in Europe' (BOND). Most recently, Alex is responsible for co-coordinating an Horizon Europe (Research and Innovation) project consortium (PLANET4B) (2022-2025) which addresses biodiversity loss and aims to transform biodiversity decision making by investigating the role of plural values, intersectionality, leverage points, attitudes, norms, behaviour and social learning.