Hayley Leck

Former Post Doctoral Researcher

Hayley Leck

Hayley’s research focused on climate change adaptation and the political ecology of climate resilient development. She worked as a Post Doctoral Researcher at the Institute from March 2013 until June 2015. Hayley went on to work at the Geography Department at Kings College, London.


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.

Research interests

  • Multi-scalar governance of adaptation to climate change ;
  • Social and cultural dimensions of adaptation in urban and rural contexts;
  • Political ecology;
  • Human security and disaster risk reduction;
  • Water – energy – food nexus

Research articles

Working papers