Milena joined the SRI in September 2016 as Associate Professor in Sustainability, Economics and Low-Carbon Transitions. With a background in sociology and political science, her current research focusses on the distribution and inequality of carbon emissions, currently especially of travel-related emissions; carbon reduction and wellbeing, and interventions to promote low carbon practices and practice change. Milena has led and collaborated on several major, interdisciplinary UK Research and Innovation grants on these topics.
Prior to joining the SRI, Milena was lecturing at the University of Southampton in Sociology and Social Policy (2005-16). She received her PhD in Political Sciences from the Humboldt University Berlin in 2007 and her under- and postgraduate taught training in Sociology, Political Science and Economics from the Free University Berlin in 2001. She also held visiting researcher positions at the DFG-funded Postgrowth Societies College, University of Jena; the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics; and at the Centre of Comparative Welfare State Research, University of Stirling (with a EU Marie Curie fellowship during her PhD).