Research for the Environment

M.Sc/MA Chloe Begg

Research Assistant

Division of Social Sciences
Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology

Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

phone: ++49 - 341 - 235 1642
fax: ++49 - 341 - 235 1836

Chloe Begg

M.SC/MA Chloe Begg

Research Interests

Natural hazards, climate change, sustainability, risk perception, risk communication, governance, and community engagement.

Professional and Academic Career

05/2014 – current

Researcher in the EU-project TACTIC (Tools, methods and training for communities and society to better prepare for a crisis, 2014-2016)                                                            (
Part of the coordination team and work package leader for WP3: preparedness communication and education material and practices. 

05/2012 – 05/2014

Researcher in the EU-project emBRACE (Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe, 2011-2014)                          (
Particularly involved in a case study which focuses on the resilience of German cities against demographic change and flooding.

05/2010 – 05/2012

Researcher in the EU project CapHaz-Net (Capacity Building for Natural Hazards Towards More Resilient Communities (

Chloe was part of the CapHaz-Net coordination team. Her work within this project included a 6 month research placement at Lancaster University, UK ( at the Lancaster Environment Centre.

01/2010 – 04/2010

Central European University (, Budapest, Hungary
Department of Environmental Science, and Policy, M.Sc in Environmental Science, Policy and Management

03/2008 – 12/2009

Monash University (, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Geography and Sciences, MA in Environment and Sustainability

06/2009 – 11/2009

Intern at Environment Victoria
(, Melbourne, Australia
Victorian based environmental NGO.
* Research and development of a handbook focusing on community engagement and the successful management of river systems.

09/2009 – 11/2009

Intern at Office of the Commissioner for Environment and Sustainability (, Melbourne, Australia
Independent government auditing body for the State of Victoria.
* Research and information gathering for a strategic audit report. Focusing on Education for Sustainability (EfS).

03/2004 – 12/2007

Deakin University (, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Arts, BA in Media and Communications.


2014 (1)
2013 (1)
2011 (1)

You could use our publication index for further requests.

2014 (1)

  • Kuhlicke, C., Begg, C., Beyer, M., Callsen, I., Kunath, A., Löster, N., (2014):
    Hochwasservorsorge und Schutzgerechtigkeit : erste Ergebnisse einer Haushaltsbefragung zur Hochwassersituation in Sachsen
    UFZ-Diskussionspapiere 15/2014
    Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ, Leipzig, 19 S.
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2013 (1)

  • Wachinger, G., Renn, O., Begg, C., Kuhlicke, C., (2013):
    The risk perception paradox—implications for governance and communication of natural hazards
    Risk Anal. 33 (6), 1049 - 1065
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2011 (1)

  • Kuhlicke, C., Steinführer, A., Begg, C., Bianchizza, C., Bründl, M., Buchecker, M., De Marchi, B., Höppner, C., Komac, B., Lemkow, L., Luther, J., McCarthy, S., Pellizzoni, L., Renn, O., Scolobig, A., Supramaniam, M., Tapsell, S., Wachinger, G., Walker, G., Whittle, R., Zorn, M., Faulkner, H., (2011):
    Perspectives on social capacity building for natural hazards: outlining an emerging field of research and practice in Europe
    Environ. Sci. Policy 14 (7), 804 - 814
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New Staff

Juan Baca

Juan Baca
develops geostatistical techniques for the interpolation of air quality data in Medellin (Colombia) on the basis of his previous expertise with air quality control and modelling in Quito (Ecuador).


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