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Benedict Fleming

PhD Candidate


2022 - Current, PhD Candidate, Deakin University, Burwood, Australia

2020, Bachelor of Science (Honours), Geography, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

2016-2018, Bachelor of Applied Science, Environmental Management, The University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand


Biography & Research Interests


Ben is a researcher in the coastal space, previously undertaking research in Coastal Management approaches relating to planning in the context of uncertainty in the rate and extent of climate change (Dynamic Adaptive Pathway Policies) for their honours, and now Coastal Geomorphology research for their PhD Thesis.

Ben’s research interests relate to physical processes in coastal areas, climate change, and the resulting management decisions and approaches which stem from these. Currently, Ben's research is Coastal Geomorphology focused and concerned with exploring the nature of erosion of cohesive clay coasts using novel remote sensing approaches to investigate spatially broad changes along the coast of Victoria, Australia.


Fleming, B. 2020. Going with the flow; Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways and Coastal management in Aotearoa (New Zealand) in an uncertain future. Honours thesis, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Supervisor: Dr Emma Ryan.


2017   Energy Education Trust Scholarship
2018   Freemasons University Scholarship
2020   The University of Auckland Summer Research Scholarship
2021   University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship (Declined)
2022   University of Melbourne RTP (Doctoral) Scholarship (Declined)
2022   Deakin University HDR (Doctoral) Scholarship (Accepted)

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