Deb Cleland is a Post-Doctoral Fellow working with Valerie Braithwaite on the projects Regulation and Social Capital and Peacebuilding Compared, providing qualitative data analysis expertise and research support. In particular, Valerie and Deb are looking at how regulation can improve quality of life and citizen engagement in our democracy.
Combining her background in coral reef ecology and interest in creative research approaches, Deb has also spent much of the last five years designing and developing interactive games for science communication in fisheries for her doctoral research at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU.
You can find out about more her work playing fishing games with communities in journals, the Griffith Review and in the award-winning book Tackling Wicked Problems Through the Transdisciplinary Imagination. Alternatively, watch her perform as an acrobat with the aerial dance troupe SolcoAcro at arts festivals in and around Canberra. She blogs at onefishtofish.com and tweets at @debisda.
- Cleland, D et al (2012) Simulating the Dynamics of Subsistence Fishing Communities: REEFGAME as a Learning and Data-Gathering Computer-Assisted Role-Play Game, Simulation & Gaming, 43(1): 102-117
- Cleland, D (2011) If wishes were fishes, Griffith Review 32: Wicked
- Cleland, D and Wyborn, C (2011) A reflective lens: applying critical systems thinking and visual methods to ecohealth research, Ecohealth 7(4), pp414-424
- Wyborn, C & Cleland, D (2010) “Using visual methods to explore conflicts in land and seascape management” in V.A. Brown et al, Tackling wicked problems: using the transdisciplinary imagination, Earthscan, London (winner of the 2010 Gerald Young Book Award for ‘the highest standards of scholarly work in the field of human ecology)
- Cleland D, Doctor MVA and Perez P (2010) ReefGame Tool Demonstration Guide in: Ecosystem-Based Management Toolkit for Philippine Coastal Resource Management. Marine Science Institute, UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
- Cleland D et al (2010) “SimReef and ReefGame: gaming for integrated reef research and management” in Cleland, D, Melbourne-Thomas, J, King, M, Sheehan, G, (eds) Building capacity in coral reef science: An anthology of CRTR scholars research, p123-13
Research interests at RegNet
Regulation and how it influences quality of life and citizen engagement in democracies; creative research approaches; and qualitative methods