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Assistant Professor & William Dawson Scholar Blane Harvey

Climate change impacts and adaptation in the Global South; Social learning and knowledge co-production; Participatory and collaborative research methods

Degrees:BA (Ottawa), MA, PhD (McGill)

Academic Summary

• Interdisciplinary scholar working across the social and natural sciences. Specific interests include: Leadership and learning in climate change adaptation and sustainable development; The politics and practice of knowledge co-production, knowledge brokering and organisational learning; Indigenous knowledges and environmental change.
• Growing body of scholarly contributions with 3 special issues; 26 articles in peer-reviewed journals; 8 book chapters.
• Strong record of research funding (CAD$385,093 as PI, ca. $7 million as co-Investigator/collaborator since Aug. 2017)
• Extensive experience advising national governments, funding bodies, and international agencies on the effective design of collaborative research and programming on resilience, sustainability and climate change adaptation.
• Active contributor to the United Nations climate change negotiations process since 2003 with a focus on training and capacity building to support adaptation in developing countries.
• Contributing author on Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change in Africa (Chapter 22) and expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 5th and 6th Assessment Reports.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Darling, S.*, Harvey, B., Hickey, G. (In review). From ‘stakeholders’ to rights holders: How research capacity affects Indigenous participation in Impact Assessment. Environmental Impact Assessment Review.

Huang, Y.S.*, Harvey, B., Asghar, A. (2021). Bureaucratic exercise? Education for sustainable development in Taiwan through the stories of policy implementers. Environmental Education Research. [Journal Impact Factor: 2.684 – Q1]

Huang, Y.S., Harvey, B. (2021). Beyond Indicators and Success Stories: An Emerging Method to Assess Social Learning in Large-scale Climate Adaptation Programs. Frontiers in Sociology.

Schipper, E.L.F, Ensor, J., Mukherji, A., Mirzabaev, A., Fraser, A., Harvey, B., Totin, E., Garschagen, M., Pathak, M., Antwi-Agyei, P., Tanner, T., Shawoo, Z. (2021). Equity in climate scholarship: a manifesto for action. Climate and Development. [Journal Impact Factor: 2.471 – Q1; Article Altmetric score: 115]

Harvey, B., Huang, Y.S.*, Araujo, J., Vincent, K., Roux, J.P., Visman, E. (2021). Mobilizing climate information for decisionmaking in Africa: A review of stakeholder engagement and knowledge brokering strategies from large-scale research initiatives. Frontiers in Climate.

Nightingale, A.J., Eriksen, S., Taylor, M., Boyd, E., Brown, K., Forsyth, T. Harvey, B., Jones L., Bezner Kerr, R., Mehta, L., Naess, L.O., Newsham, A, Ockwell, D., Pelling, M., Scoones, I., Tanner, T. Thompson, J. Whitfield, S. (2020). Beyond Technical Fixes: Climate solutions and the great derangement. Climate and Development. 12(4), 243-252. doi:10.1080/17565529.2019.1624495 [Journal Impact Factor: 2.471 – Q1; Article Altmetric score: 75]

Smith, K., Pearson, M., Allen, W. Barwick, M., Farrell, C., Hardy, M., Harvey, B., Kothari, A., Neal, Z., Pellini, A. (2019). Building and diversifying our interdisciplinary giants: Moving scholarship on evidence and policy forward. Evidence and Policy. 15(4). [Journal Impact Factor: 2.00 – Q1]

Harvey, B., Jones, L., Cochrane, L. & Singh, R. (2019). The evolving landscape of climate services in sub-Saharan Africa: What roles have NGOs played? Climatic Change. 157, 81-98. doi:10.1007/s10584-019-02410-z [Journal Impact Factor: 4.168 – Q1; Article Altmetric score: 37]

Buffardi, A., Harvey, B. & Pasanen, T. (2019). ‘Learning partners’: Overcoming the collective action dilemma of interorganisational knowledge generation and sharing? Development in Practice 29(6), 708-722. doi:10.1080/09614524.2018.1550052

Harvey, B., Cochrane, L. & Van Epp, M. (2019). Charting knowledge co-production pathways in climate and development. Environmental Policy and Governance 29 (2), 107-117. doi:10.1002/eet.1834 [Journal Impact Factor: 2.618 – Q1] Cundill, G., Harvey, B., Tebboth, M., Cochrane L., Currie-Alder, B., Vincent, K., Lawn, J., Nicholls, R.J., Scodanibbio, L.,
Prakash, A., New, M., Wester, P., Leone, M., Morchain, D., Ludi, E. DeMaria-Kinney, J., Khan, A. & Landry, M-E. (2018).

Large-scale transdisciplinary collaboration for adaptation research: Challenges and insights. Global Challenges 3(4), 1700132. doi:10.1002/gch2.201700132 [Journal Impact Factor: 4.306; Article Altmetric score: 62]

Jones, L., Harvey, B., Cochrane, L., Cantin, B., Conway, D., Cornforth, R., De Souza, K, & Kirbyshire, A. (2018) Designing the next generation of climate adaptation research for development. Regional Environmental Change 18(1), 297-304. doi: 10.1007/s10113-017-1254-x [Journal Impact Factor: 3.149 – Q2; Article Altmetric score: 27]

Harvey, B., Pasanen, T., Pollard, A. & Raybould, J. (2017) Fostering learning in large programmes and portfolios: Emerging lessons from climate change and sustainable development. Sustainability 9(2), 315. (doi:10.3390/su9020315) [Journal Impact Factor: 2.592 – Q2]

Ensor, J. & B. Harvey (2015). Social learning and climate change adaptation: Evidence for international development practice. WIREs Climate Change 6(5), 509-522. (doi: 10.1002/wcc.348) [Journal Impact Factor: 7.057 – Q1]

De Souza, K., Kituyi, E., Harvey, B., Leone, M., Murali, K.S. & Ford, J. (2015). Vulnerability to climate change in three hot spots in Africa and Asia: Key issues for policy-relevant adaptation and resilience-building research. Regional Environmental Change 15(5), 747-753. (doi: 10.1007/s10113-015-0755-8) [Journal Impact Factor: 3.149 – Q2, Article Altmetric score: 55]

Kristjanson, P., Harvey, B., Van Epp, M. & Thornton, P.K. (2014) Social learning and sustainable development. Nature Climate Change 4(1), 5-7. (doi:10.1038/nclimate2080) [Journal Impact Factor: 21.722 – Q1, Altmetric score: 20]

Harvey, B. & Fisher, C. (2013). Mobilising knowledge for climate change adaptation in Africa: Reflecting on the adaptive management of knowledge networks. Knowledge Management for Development Journal 9(1), 37-56.

Hammill, A., Harvey, B. & Echeverria, D. (2013). Knowledge for action: User-oriented analysis of online knowledge broker platforms for climate change and development. Knowledge Management for Development Journal 9(1), 72-92.

Burns, D., Harvey, B. & Ortiz Aragon, A. (2012). Action research for development and social change. IDS Bulletin 43(3), 1-7. (doi: 10.1111/j.1759-5436.2012.00318.x)

Harvey, B., Lewin T. & Fisher C. (2012). Is development research communication coming of age? IDS Bulletin 43(5), 1-8. (doi: 10.1111/j.1759-5436.2012.00356.x)

Harvey, B., Carlile, L., Ensor, J., Garside, B. & Patterson, Z.* (2012). Understanding context in learning-centred approaches to climate change communication. IDS Bulletin 43(5), 31-37. (doi: 10.1111/j.1759-5436.2012.00360.x)

Harvey, B., Burns, D. & Oswald, K. (2012). Linking community, radio, and action research on climate change: Reflections on a systemic approach. IDS Bulletin 43(3), 101-117. (doi: 10.1111/j.1759-5436.2012.00326.x)

Harvey, B. (2011). Climate Airwaves: Community radio, action research and advocacy for climate justice in Ghana. International Journal of Communication. Vol.5, 2035-2058. [Journal impact factor: 1.28 – Q1]

Harvey, B. (2011). Negotiating openness across science, ICTs, and participatory development: Lessons from the AfricaAdapt network. Information Technologies and International Development 7(1), 19-31.

Harvey, B. (2010). Learning from power in development cooperation: Lessons from Senegal. Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences 2(3), 340-370.

Harvey, B. & Langdon, J. (2010). Re-imagining capacity and collective change: Experiences from Senegal and Ghana. IDS Bulletin 41(3), 79-86. (doi: 10.1111/j.1759-5436.2010.00139.x)