PhD in Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany.
MSc. in Psychology, Alps Adria University Klagenfurt.
Prior to joining the Centre for Decision Research in Leeds, I was based at the University of Burgundy, France; the University of Klagenfurt, Austria; the Harding Center for Risk Literacy at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin; and the University of Konstanz, Germany. Here, I studied health and environmental risk perception and communication, as well as related behaviours. I also explored from a game theory perspective how and when different incentives motivate fair sharing behaviour.
My current focus is on human judgements and decisions in the environmental and climate domain. This includes how individuals perceive climate evidence - what shapes their understanding of (uncertain) scientific knowledge. I also explore mechanisms of pro-environmental behaviours. Inspired by the ecological rationality framework from the field of decision sciences, my research goal is to improve the intuitive design of decision environments in order to help individuals make better informed decisions when facing complex challenges like climate change.
My research has been funded by grants from the University of Klagenfurt, and the Max Planck Society. The German Academic Exchange Service and the Society for Risk Analysis-Europe have supported me with with travel stipends to various conferences.