Advisory Board

Dr. Ricardo García Mira is Professor of Social and Environmental Psychology at the University of A Coruña. He is a Visiting Reader at the Department of Psychology at the University of Surrey and has been invited to other universities over the last 10 years for lectures. He is part of the Board of the International Association for People-Environment Studies (IAPS). He has been an active researcher over the last 20 years, evaluating the environmental impact of social problems (i.e. Prestige disaster, 2006: Fires in the Northwest of Spain, 2006). He has extensive experience in managing and organizing projects for the Galician government, and he is currently leading LOCAW Project:  Low Carbon at Work, Modelling Agents and Organisations to achieve Transition to a Low Carbon Europe. He has been the Project Coordinator of the GLAMURS Project during 2014-2015, he will act during 2016 as Chair of the Advisory Group after the decision of the Steering Committee Meeting (December 15th, 2015).

Edgar Hertwich is Professor of Industrial Sustainability at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; from 2003 to 2015, he directed the Industrial Ecology Programme and worked as professor in Energy and Process Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. He has a PhD in energy & resources from the University of California, Berkeley. His 2005 and 2009 papers on consumer environmental impacts and the carbon footprint of nations have been recognized in the top environmental policy paper category of the journal Environmental Science &Technology. Prof. Hertwich is a working group leader of the International Resource Panel (UNEP) and the lead author of the Panel’s report on Priority Products and Materials, which has informed the EC’s product policy. He currently works as a Lead Author of the IPCC 5th assessment report (WG3 – Energy systems and LCA cross-cut)

Dr. David Uzzell is Professor of Environmental Psychology, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Director, EPRG. He specializes in social and environmental psychological approaches to changing consumption and production practices in the context of sustainable development (especially waste, transport, energy and climate change). His research has been funded by the EU, national and local government, international agencies, the UK and Swedish research councils and industry.

Tom Crompton is Change Strategist at WWF-UK. For five years he headed WWF-International’s Trade and Investment Programme. He has worked with social psychologists and political scientists, the main results of these collaborations are collected in a series of reports. These pieces of work culminated naturally in our new report, “Common Cause”.

Paul C. Stern is a principal staff officer at the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences and director of its Standing Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change. His research interests include the determinants of environmentally significant behavior, particularly at the individual level; participatory processes for informing environmental decision making; processes for informing environmental decisions; and the governance of environmental resources and risks. He is a long-time contributor to behavioral science research on energy consumption and recently served on the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on the Interface between Psychology and Global Climate Change. He is coauthor of the textbook Environmental Problems and Human Behavior (2nd ed., 2002) and coeditor of numerous National Research Council publications. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Psychological Association. He holds a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Clark University, all in psychology.

Philip J. Vergragt Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Technology, Assessment Research Professor, George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University Worcester MA USA Senior Associate, Tellus Institute, Subject Editor, Journal of Cleaner Production. Alternate Member, UNEP International Environmental Governance Advisory Group, Member of SCORAI Exec. Committee (Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative)

Professor William D. Crano, Oskamp Distinguished Professor of Psychology, and Chair of the Department of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences (SBOS), Claremont Graduate University. Crano is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Association for Psychological Science (APS). Previous positions held by Crano include NATO Senior Scientist, Chair of the Executive Committee for the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Program Director in Social Psychology at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Crano’s basic research is concerned with social influence, especially the impact of minorities on the beliefs and actions of the majority, and on the effects of self-interest on attitudes and actions.

Carmen Tabernero is Full Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Córdoba, Spain. Her PhD was developed at the University of Salamanca in 1998, where she was working as Assistant and Associate Professor. Her research activity has been developed in Spain, Australia, UK, U.S.A., Portugal, and Italy. She has published many papers in different peer review journals, has participated in many international conferences and has managed seven research projects. Her main research interest is the analysis of individual and collective motivational processes (e.g., self-efficacy and collective-efficacy, goals, and emotional states) related to behavior (e.g., decision making, prosocial or proenvironmental behavior).

Serafín Mercado Domenech is a Professor of Environmental Psychology in the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico). His research interests are in the field of environment-behaviour analysis, focused in psychometric instruments for measuring the degree of habitability and sustainability of housing, as well as the interrelation between cognition and global environmental change, pollution and social ecology.

Prof. Mauro Gallegati (Università Politecnica delle Marche) obtained his Ph.D. in Economics in 1989 at the University of Ancona and is professor of Economics at the Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona. He has been visiting Professor in several Universities, including Stanford, MIT and Columbia. MG is on the editorial board of several economic journals. His research includes business fluctuations, nonlinear dynamics, models of financial fragility and heterogeneous interacting agents. Mauro Gallegati is well known from his widely cited work with Joseph E. Stiglitz, developing theory of asymmetric information and heterogeneous agents and their applications. He published papers in the top journals on economic, economic history and history of economic analysis, nonlinear mathematics, applied economics, complexity and econophysics.

Dr. Christa Müller has studied sociology at the University of Bielefeld, Marburg and Sevilla. Among lectorships at various universities and several activities as a scientific expert, she was part of several field studies in Costa Rica, Mexico and Westphalia. In 1998 she received the Schweisfurth Research Award for Ecologic Economy; in 2008 she was nominated for the Freiherr-vom-Stein-Award for Social Innovation. Her research focuses on sustainable lifestyles and urban gardening. She is executive director of the Foundation anstiftung & ertomis and conducts the foundation Interkultur.

Prof. Dr. Niko Paech studied political economy at the university of Osnabrück. He is a founding member of the Oldenburg Center for Sustainability Economics and Management (CENTOS) and TV-presenter in the local television in the field of sustainability communication. Among his activities as scientific advisory board member of ATTAC, of the Regiogeld-Association and the PostFossil Institute (PFI), he holds a chair on political economy and Business Education. His research is focused on environmental economics, institutional economics, sustainability research, industrial economics, welfare economics, microeconomics, consumer research, production, climate protection, innovation research, diffusion research, sustainability communication, post growth economy.

Dr. Xosé Luis Barreiro Rivas is Professor of Political Science at the University of Santiago de Compostela. He has published numerous articles and reference works on institutional development and public policies. Barreiro is a great communicator who has also held political positions of responsibility, as Vice-President and minister of the Xunta de Galicia between 1982 and 1988, as well as regional Deputy between 1981 and 1989. Since 2006 he is the director of the Center for teaching and research of the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) in Galicia.

Prof. Christian Klöckner. Since 2010, Professor of Social psychology and quantitative methods  at NTNU, Psykologisk Institutt, Trondheim, Norway and the Centre for Obesity Research, St. Olavs Hospital. He is Visiting Helmholtz professor at Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany. From 2001 until 2007 he worked as Staff member at the chair of Cognition and Environmental Psychology, Ruhr-University, Bochum; Germany.

Richard E. Wener is Professor of Environmental Psychology in the Department of Technology, Culture and Society at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, where he co-directs the Sustainable Urban Environments Program, and is a faculty affiliate of the Rutgers University Center for Green Building. He is a Fellow of Division 34 of the American Psychological Association and has served as president of Division 34. In 2010 Professor Wener was a Fulbright Fellow at the Vienna University of Technology.

Zulmira Bomfim, PhD in Psychology, Professor of Social and Community Psychology, Federal University of Ceará (Fortaleza, Brazil), with research in the fields of urban development, affective urban maps, pro-environmental behaviour, social and environmental vulnerability. She is currently coordinating the Research Lab on Environmental Psychology (LOCUS-UFC) as well as the Environmental Psychology Research Group of CNPQ (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Brasil).

Prof. José María Peiró, President-Elect of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP), Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at the Department of Social Psychology, University of Valencia. Director of the University Research Institute of Human Resources Psychology, Organizational Development and Quality of Working Life (IDOCAL), Senior Researcher of the Economic Research Institute of Valencia (IVIE).

Dr. Niki Frantzeskaki, graduated Environmental Engineering at TU Crete (Greece) with honours in 2003. Her master studies were realized at TU Delft (The Netherlands) where she graduated a Master of Science on Engineering and Policy Analysis with honours in 2005. From 2006 until 2010, she was a PhD candidate at the TU Delft on research of transition dynamics.  She graduated her PhD in November 2011 on the topic “Dynamics of transitions: Driving Forces and Feedback Loops” with TU Delft, Policy Analysis Section. She joined Drift (Dutch Research Institute for Transitions) in April 2010. She is the coordinator of the ARTS project.

Dr. Flor Avelino, Flor devotes her life to studying and empowering radical change for a better world. At DRIFT, she has worked for the past 9 years as a senior researcher and lecturer, focusing on the power of people to realise sustainability transitions. As scientific coordinator of TRANSIT, she is currently involved in theorising and empirically studying transformative social innovation. As the academic director of the Transition Academy, she strives to co-create new learning environments to challenge people to think and act for radical change.