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Lois Player

Last modified: February 21, 2024
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Doctoral Researcher
University of Bath


The sector(s) I work in: Academic


Institutional page
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About the organisation(s) I've worked for

Organisation name:

University of Bath

About my experience and expertise

Personal statement:

I am an environmental psychologist in the final year of my PhD at the University of Bath. My PhD explores the public acceptability of climate policies, and I work with local policymakers to help them design fair, effective and well-accepted policies. I work with the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) on various projects seeking to enable low-carbon behaviours, and I have worked for the Climate Change Committee (CCC) exploring the role of people in Net Zero and the importance of fairness in climate policymaking. I use mostly quantitative and machine learning methods and analyses, with some qualitative.

Key topic areas of research or interest:

• Climate policy support
• Transport policy support (Low Emission Zones)
• Environmental behaviour change
• Public participation in climate policymaking
• Public engagement with climate change
• Fairness in climate policymaking
• Novel machine learning methodologies


Quantifying the importance of socio-demographic, travel-related, and psychological predictors of public acceptability of low emission zones. Journal of Environmental Psychology.

The 19-Item Environmental Knowledge Test (EKT-19): A short, psychometrically robust measure of environmental knowledge. Heliyon.

Climate anxiety: What predicts it and how is it related to climate action? Journal of Environmental Psychology.

Full updated list on Google Scholar.

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