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Real life investigations of Sustainability Conundrums: Drawing together Human Behaviour and Living Lab approaches
Understanding how to study theoretical empirical questions in real life scenarios with the messy data associated with it is a complex problem.
In this talk I will address this challenge from two perspectives. Firstly, my PhD research focussed on understanding how human cooperative behaviour changes when it is studied in a laboratory in comparison to large scale naturalistic observational studies.
Secondly I will talk about it from a far more applied point of view using examples of past and present Living Laboratory projects where research has been used to inform operations.
Prior to this I did a PhD in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Edinburgh looking at Variation in Human Cooperative Behaviour. During this time I did a policy placement at the Royal Society on climate change policy. In Edinburgh I also set up an art-science collaborative and ran workshops to encourage creative and lateral thinking around hypothesis generation and communicating science.
I have a masters in Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation from UCL and have worked on a number of research projects varying from conservation metrics at ZSL to bowerbird behaviour with the University of Exeter.
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