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Melanie Flynn

Priestley PhD researcher (2017 intake)
Earth and Environment

Project: Operationalising and evaluating knowledge mobilisation using participatory scenario planning in community-based Arctic research

I work collaboratively with an Indigenous Government in Arctic Canada exploring how to mobilise knowledge in an effective and culturally appropriate way. The research is interdisciplinary and considers climate change adaptation, anthropology, Indigenous studies, and public health.

Key research objectives include:

  • Applying six key principles of effective knowledge mobilization
  • Co-designing and co-facilitating participatory scenario planning workshops
  • Evaluating these processes to learn from and improve knowledge co-production

We use participatory scenario planning to consider how future social and environmental changes impact food security and identify adaptation options. Our research will help create the first ever Nunatsiavut regional food security plan.