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.

Research programmes

Research articles


Serrao-Neumann, S., Crick, F., Harman, B., Sano, M., Sahin, O., van Staden, R., Schuch, G., Baum, S., and Low,Choy D. Forthcoming. Improving cross-sectoral climate change adaptation for coastal settlements: insights from South East Queensland, Australia. Regional Environmental Change.

Steele, W., Sporne, I., Dale, P., Shearer, S., Singh-Peterson, L., Serrao-Neumann, S., Crick, F., Low Choy, D., and Eslami-Endargoli, L. Forthcoming. Learning from cross-border arrangements to support climate change adaptation in Australia. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.

Singh-Peterson, L., Serrao-Neumann, S., Crick, F., and Sporne, I. Forthcoming. Planning for climate change across borders: insights from the Gold Coast (QLD)-Tweed (NSW) region. Australian Planner.

Crick, F., Wandel, J., Maclellan, N., and Vincent, K. Forthcoming. Climate change adaptation pathways: insights from cross-cultural case studies in South Africa, Canada and the Pacific Islands. In: Climate Adaptation Futures (Palutikof, J., Parry, M., Ash, A., Stafford Smith, M., Washka M. & Boulter, S. [eds]). Wiley Publishing.

Smith, T. F., Low, Choy D., Thomsen, D. C., Neumann, S., Crick, F., Sano, M., Richards, R., Harman, B., Myers, S., Sharma, V., Bussey, M., Matthews, J., Roiko, A., and Carter, R. W. Forthcoming. Adapting Australian coastal regions to climate change: a case study of South East Queensland. In: Climate Change and the Coastal Zone (Glavovic B., Kay R., Kelly M. & Travers A. [eds]). Spon Press/Taylor & Francis.




Crick, F., Serrao-Neumann, S., Low Choy, D., Sano, M. & Baum, S. 2012. A region at risk: policy determination through vulnerability hotspot assessment. In: Resilient Cities 2: cities and adaptation to climate change (Otto-Zimmermann K. [ed]) – Proceedings of the Global Forum 2011, pp.15-24. Springer Verlag.




Agrawala, S., and Crick, F. 2009. Climate change and development: time to adapt. In: Rethinking Development in a Carbon-Constrained World – Development Cooperation and Climate Change (Palosuo, E. [ed.]), pp. 26-40. Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Development Policy Information Unit.




Agrawala, S., Crick, F., Jetté-Nantel, S., and Tepes, A. 2008. Chapter 2: Empirical estimates of adaptation costs and benefits: a critical assessment. In: Economic aspects of adaptation to climate change: costs, benefits and policy instruments (Agrawala, S., and Fankhauser, S.).  




Abegg, B., Agrawala, S., Crick, F., and de Montfalcon, A. 2007. Chapter 2: Climate change impacts and adaptation in winter tourism. In: Climate change in the European Alps: adapting winter tourism and natural hazards management (Agrawala, S. [ed.]).




Huq, S., Reid, H., Konate, M., Rahman, A., Sokona, Y., Crick, F. 2004. Mainstreaming adaptation to climate change in Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Climate Policy, v.4, pp.25-43. 

Policy articles


Surminski, S., Crick, F., Eldridge, J., and Ward, B. August 2013. Securing the future availability and affordability of home insurance in areas of flood risk. Policy paper, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change & Environment, London, UK. Download PDF of paper| (195KB)

Surminski, S., and Crick, F., July 2013. Response to European Commission's green paper on the insurance of natural and man-made. Policy paper, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change & Environment, London, UK. Download PDF of paper| (564KB)


OECD. 2009. OECD/DAC Policy Guidance on Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Co-operation. Contributory author. External link to full report|

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