Hayley Leck

Qualifications: PhD in Geography from Royal Holloway, University of London
Affiliation: Research Associate in the Geography Department at King’s College London

Profile

Dr Hayley Leck is a Research Associate in the Geography Department at King’s College London, where her research focuses on the governance of climate adaptation, urban resilience and the social and policy elements of urban disaster risk. She is the lead researcher on the Urban Africa Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) programme. Prior to joining King’s Hayley worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where she was a lead researcher on the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Environments (PRISE) Programme. Hayley holds a PhD in Geography from Royal Holloway, University of London, and a BSocSci Honours Degree in Geography and Environmental Management (Summa Cum Laude), along with a BSocSci Degree in Environmental Studies (Cum Laude) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Hayley has co-authored two Special Issue Journal Editions in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability and Urban Climate and has published numerous book chapters and several journal articles such as on the urban dynamics and multi-scalar dynamics of global environmental change in Urban Studies and private sector adaptation in WIREs Climate Change.

Current research

• multi-level governance of climate adaptation
• urban resilience and the social and policy elements of urban disaster risk.

Collaborations