Viktoria Spaiser

  • Associate Professor in Sustainability Research and Computational Social Science - University of Leeds

Research interests

1) Climate change from a social science perspective, specifically normative change, rapid social learning in order to achieve net-zero transition; climate change protest movements (Extinction Rebelion, Fridays for Future) and their role in driving normative and social change; obstacles to social and behavioural change (incl. disinformation campaigns, polarization, political psychology) 

2) Climate change within the Sustainability Development Goals, specifically conflicts between nature focussed goals (climate change, biodiversity, etc.) and socio-economic goals and how these conflicts can be overcome