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Professor Birgitta Gatersleben

Last modified: November 16, 2023
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Professor of Environmental Psychology
University of Surrey


The sector(s) I work in: Academic

Professional qualifications:


Member of the International Association for People-Environment Studies

Member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAPP), division 4,  Environmental Psychology

Member of the royal society for the encouragement of arts, manufactures and commerce (RSA)



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About the organisation(s) I've worked for

Organisation name:

University of Surrey

About my experience and expertise

Personal statement:

I completed my Psychology degree at the University of Leiden and my PhD at the University of Groningen. All my training has been in Psychology and I have published research using a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods including field and laboratory experiments, qualitative interview studies and large scale surveys. A lot of my research is applied and part of interdisciplinary research programs working with and alongside a wide range of stakeholders.

Key topic areas of research or interest:

My research focuses on four key areas. Examples of each are provided below.

Sustainable living and wellbeing.

Pro-environmental behaviour change.

Handbook on Pro-Environmental Behaviour Change

Nature experiences and wellbeing.

Active transport.


A full list of publications can be found here

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