Florence Crick

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Florence joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in March 2013. Her work will focus on climate change adaptation, including the role of the private sector in adaptation.


Florence holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Oxford, UK.

Prior to joining LSE, she spent three years as a Research Fellow at Griffith University, Australia. She has also worked at the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), Australia, and at the OECD in Paris.

Research interests

  • Adaptation to climate change at local, national and international levels;
  • Social and institutional dimensions of climate change adaptation in rural and urban settings;
  • Community-focused research on livelihoods, vulnerability, resilience and adaptation in developing and developed country contexts;
  • Disaster risk management.


Policy report  14 November, 2013

Flood insurance and the Water Bill

Through the Water Bill, the Government is seeking powers to establish a new scheme for the provision of flood insurance. The proposed scheme, Flood Re, offers … read more »

Policy paper  1 August, 2013

Response to public consultation on ‘Securing the future availability and affordability of home insurance in areas of flood risk’

of key points Flooding is the biggest natural disaster risk in England. Flood risk is expected to increase due to climate change and continued development of floodplains for residential … read more »

Policy paper  1 July, 2013

Response to European Commission's green paper on the insurance of natural and man-made disasters

of key points Insurance is one tool amongst others in a holistic natural disaster risk management strategy. Risk transfer alone, without consideration of risk reduction efforts, is not a … read more »

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