Hayley worked as a Post Doctoral Researcher at the Institute from March 2013 until June 2015 where her research focused on climate change adaptation and the political ecology of climate resilient development. 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 - 2017

Research - 2016

Research - 2015

Municipal or local government climate governance has attracted much research attention with a proliferation of literature investigating institutional enablers and barriers to climate action. This paper addresses a gap in this literature through considering critically the role of informal/shadow systems and spaces; the significant inner social workings that constitute what we call the ‘invisible aspects’ of municipal institutions for learning and decision-making processes. Read more

Research - 2014

Research - 2013

Research - 2012


News - 2014

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