My broad research interests concern factors that surround transformations to sustainable lifestyles, sustainable diets, as well as deliberative research methods.
My current research project focusses on cross-cultural visions of low-carbon futures in Brazil, China, and Sweden. Within the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformation (CAST), theme 1, we are co-developing low-carbon visions in the four interest areas material consumption, diet, mobility, and thermal comfort in the three cultural contexts.
I joined Cardiff University as a Research Associate after completing my PhD at the University of Sheffield in which I investigated the effects of a meat reduction intervention in a workplace on employees’ pro-environmental behaviours at home. Using mixed methods approaches, my previous research centred around promoting sustainable lifestyles and behaviour change, with a particular focus on sustainable diets and identity.
Prior to my PhD, I completed a MSc in environmental psychology at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany, in 2015. During my postgraduate studies I worked as a research assistant with a focus on environmental psychology and behaviour change at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, the Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, and a research consultancy in Berlin.
I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Hamburg, Germany, in 2011. While completing my studies I worked as a student assistant in media psychology, media management, and market research at the University of Hamburg, the Hamburg Media School and in the private sector.
I was also a board member of the Psychology Initiative in Environmental Protection (IPU) in Germany, a Co-founder of the British Environmental Psychology Society, and an initiator of the Sustainability office at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg.