Claire Moran was our lead on all Grantham Centre’s communication from 2017 until June 2023. She now works at the Bat Conservation Trust.
At the Grantham Centre, Claire managed our website, created all our content and ran our social media. This involved comprehensive technical knowledge and strategy, on areas like SEO, outreach and impact. Her priority was always to showcase the incredible research here at the Grantham Centre.
Holding an MA in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester, Claire is interested in how the climate crisis and biodiversity crisis affect specific places. Before joining us, Claire worked at the University of Manchester, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, and Sussex University.
Claire is also a freelance communications trainer, and specialises in the basics of story telling for research dissemination.
Claire created an interview series with the Grantham Scholars. Each interview looks at the research the Scholar is doing, how it links with sustainability and what drew them to their work. Here are a few of the interviews, if you want to read more, then you can check them all out here.
Indigenous lands and conservation: Jocelyne Sze interview. In this interview Jocelyne explains the relationship between Indigenous lands and conservation. Plus the need for decolonisation and social justice within conservation and the sciences. And she explains her most recent research findings, which show that human activity isn’t always bad for biodiversity.
Disability, housing and sustainability: Interview with Abraham Mariech. Grantham Scholar Abraham Mariech researches disability, housing and sustainability in Kenya, where he was born and grew up.
How to make sustainable energy for all: interview with Reena Sayani. How can we make sustainable energy for all? Are mini-grids the answer? These are the questions Grantham Scholar Reena Sayani is hoping to answer with her research.
Brexit, food & science: Interview with George Asiamah. In this interview with George we talk ‘chlorinated chicken’ and other impacts on the quality of the food. Plus George explains how growing up in rural Ghana got him interested in Brexit.
In 2022, Deborah Beck, Jana Green and Claire Moran were all nominated for ‘brilliant doctoral supervision’ in the Think Ahead scheme, which aims to recognise and celebrate people who support PhDs.
You can find Claire on Twitter, and connect with her on LinkedIn.