Meaghan joined CCCEP as a Research Fellow in October 2016. She currently conducts research under ESRC CCCEP Phase-II examining the production and use of seasonal climate forecasts in South Asia and Southern Africa, with specific emphasis on understanding the added value provided through co-production of climate services with scientists, policy-makers, and other stakeholders at regional, national, and sub-national institutional scales.
Meaghan was previously a Research Fellow at the Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo (CICERO) in Norway, where she contributed social science expertise toward the Global Framework for Climate Services ‘Adaptation Programme in Africa’ to analyse social dimensions of climate services production and use in Tanzania. She was also a Research Assistant at the Centre for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she worked on several projects, including the NSF-funded project ‘Knowledge, Power, and the Co-production of Climate Knowledge for Adaptation to Climate Change in Tanzania’ and the NOAA-funded project ‘Interactions of Drought and Climate Adaptation (IDCA) for Urban Water’.
Meaghan’s doctoral research focused on the ways in which power is exercised within efforts to ‘co-produce knowledge’ for climate adaptation decision-making in Tanzania through a multi-scalar, mixed methods case study. Using a combined STS and Political Ecology theoretical grounding, the research traced the production, circulation, and use of multiple knowledges about climate across institutional scales and interrogated knowledge politics surrounding debates about what constitutes ‘usable’ knowledge for adaptation decision-making.
Prior to starting her doctoral studies at University of Colorado, Meaghan was a Technical Advisor for the Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre, working in Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, South Africa, and Malaysia.
Ph.D. Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
M.A. Climate and Society, Columbia University, USA
B.A. Environmental Science, Colorado College, USA
Media and Climate Change Observatory (MECCO), University of Colorado Boulder
- Co-production and knowledge politics
- Science-society relations and science governance
- Climate change adaptation
- Science and Technology Studies
- Political Ecology