Clare graduated from Portsmouth University with a BSC (Hons) in Physical Geography. While studying at Portsmouth University Clare worked for CH2M (Halcrow) as an asset surveyor and GIS technician. After completing her BSc Clare went to work as a GIS Engineer at Bedford Group of Internal Drainage Boards; developing their GIS systems and building an asset surveying tool. After working there for 2 years Clare left to study for an MSc in Engineering in the Coastal Environment, which she gained in 2012. Clare then worked for Channel Coastal Observatory as a Coastal Process Scientist, where she carried out beach and cliff surveys for the Regional Monitoring Programme, as well as working on SCOPAC projects. In 2015 Clare joined Coastal Partners and became the Spatial Lead for Havant in 2016, and worked on the Hayling Island Beach Management Activities.