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Dr Tara Quinn

Dr Tara Quinn

Research Fellow

 01326 259467



Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK


I am an environmental social scientist interested in how people experience environmental risks and adapt to them. My work focuses on the impacts of climate change and adaptation to climate and I work with a range of stakeholders, using multiple methods in my research. A longstanding research interest is place attachment, how people experience changing places and what this means for their wellbeing.

Currently I am working on a Wellcome funded project focusing on the health impacts of climate adaptation strategies. Our project explores how populations respond to the implementation of infrastructure, catchment management and forced relocation as a response to climate risk and we will work in sites in Ireland, England and Ghana.


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BSc Natural Sciences (Durham University)
MSc Environmental Sustainability (The University of Edinburgh)
PhD in Environment Science (University of East Anglia)

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Research projects


  • 2019 Evaluating health impacts of climate adaptation strategies, Wellcome Trust funded three year project as part of Our Planet, Our Health programme.
  • 2017-2019 HPRU in Environmental Change and Health, NIHR funded consortium.
  • 2014-2017 Managing adaptation to global change in coastal areas, Belmont Forum funded three year project.

Research networks

  • 2018 - Present: Member of the International Place Attachment Network



Supervision / Group

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