Dr. Kelly Vodden is Professor (Research) with the Environmental Policy Institute, School of Science and the Environment and Associate Vice-President of Research and Graduate Studies at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has been engaged in community and regional development research, policy and practice in rural communities across Canada for more than twenty-five years and in NL since 2003. She has published and led projects on topics ranging from rural regional governance to climate change adaptation, place-based rural development and innovation, and sustainable rural drinking water systems, and has supervised more than 50 undergraduate, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows on related topics. Dr. Vodden’s scholarship is motivated by a commitment to conduct research and co-create knowledge for the benefit of rural communities and the ecosystems they depend on and are part of. She seeks to undertake research in a way that involves and is accessible to those who will ultimately use and be impacted by the knowledge generated. This includes knowledge dissemination and mobilization activities through avenues such as research reports and policy briefs, websites/blogs, toolkits, and popular media in addition to more traditional scholarly venues. Her work has primarily been conducted as part of interdisciplinary, and even transdisciplinary teams that seek integrate various disciplinary perspectives and forms of knowledge.