Birgitta is Professor of Environmental Psychology at the University of Surrey.
Session: Social science and the Biodiversity Crisis
Strand: Social science
Where: Woburn House, London / Hybrid – streamed online
When: 10:30 – 11:00, Thursday 16th November 2023
Birgitta Gatersleben is Professor of Environmental Psychology at the University of Surrey where she leads the Environmental Psychology Research Group, an internationally leading centre for research and teaching in people-environment studies. Birgitta has more than 20 years of experience studying the relationship between the natural environment and human wellbeing and much of her work aims to promote lifestyles that support the health and wellbeing of people and the planet.
Some of her recent projects examined the benefits of nature engagement during the pandemic and the value of co-designed nature conservation activities for the health and wellbeing of older people. Birgitta is a strong supporter of environmental social science research in practice. She is co-director of ACCESS (Advocacy for Climate Change and Environment Social Science), a five-year, £6.25m ESRC investment that aims to champion environmental social science in research, policy and practice in the UK.