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Julia holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne, a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Cologne (Germany) and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Psychology from the Leuphana University Lüneburg (Germany).

Her research interests lie in the area of environmental and social psychology, environmentally sustainable behaviour and climate change, and consumer behaviour and the influence of economic inequality on prejudice toward immigrants.

During her PhD she worked on various behaviour change projects in cooperation with BWA as well as other entities, such as the review of innovative P-Turn intersections for VicRoads and a review of energy use and sustainable housing practices for the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

Julia was also part of the CRC for Low Carbon Living as a junior collaborator, helping to develop an index to gain insights about the willingness of Australians to adopt a low carbon lifestyle. At the Centre for Ethical Leadership, she worked on the development of a research project aimed at providing policy support for people with disabilities.

She is particularly interested in the drivers of various environmental and pro-social behaviours that impact everyday life.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Business Psychology, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg (Leuphana University of Lüneburg)

PhD, University of Melbourne

Masters of Psychology, Universität zu Köln (University of Cologne)

Research area keywords

  • Social Psychology
  • Behaviour Change
  • Psychology
  • Conservation
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Behavioural psychology


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