Rosalind Bark

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Fellow , University of Leeds

Rosalind Bark

Rosalind is an environmental economist. She is a European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Fellow, in the Sustainability Research Institute and Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. Her fellowship research comprises six interlinked inquiries to assess opportunities for, and mechanisms to, mainstream natural flood risk management in U.K. catchments. Previously she was a Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO (Land and Water Flagship), Brisbane, Australia and a PhD Research Assistant and post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. with a research focus on managing basin-scale water resources and water-dependent ecosystems in contested environments.


PhD (Major: Arid Lands Resource Sciences. Minor: Agricultural and Resource Economics), University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

MSc in Enviornmental Economics and Resource Management, University College, University of London, London, UK

BA(Hons) Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Queen’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Fellow, July 2015 – June 2017.

Research Interests

Her broad research interests focus thematically on water resources management in times of change. This has involved using non-market methods to monetarily value urban green space, instream flows and ecosystem services in water scarce environments, market-based instruments design as part of basin scale water resources management reform and restoration, as well as, using social science methods to better understand local and community values to incorporate in water planning frameworks. Her current Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship research is applied, interdisciplinary and has elements of co-production.