Deb Cleland

Microfoundations of Democratic Governance (DemGov)
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P: 6125 1511
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Building: Coombs Extension, #8

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 and tweets at @debisda.

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Research interests at RegNet

Regulation and how it influences quality of life and citizen engagement in democracies; creative research approaches; and qualitative methods

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