Dr Isabell Richter
Research Fellow in Perceptions & Behaviour in Coastal Communities in SE Asia
School of Psychology (Faculty of Health)
Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Blue Communities Project: http://www.blue-communities.org/Home
My main research focus is on applying theories for behaviour change to encourage pro-environmental actions and decision making. I have been working in projects looking at how psychological factors like norms, values, attitudes and perceptions influence behaviours that are relevant for marine conservation, sustainable development and consumer decision making. In addition to Blue Communities, I am involved in projects working on plastic pollution, environmental communication, sustainable consumption and sustainable tourism.
Sub-project 12 of Blue Communities focuses on the development of alternative future scenarios and use them to encourage sustainable decision making in coastal communities in South East Asia. We collaborate closely with stakeholders and members of local communities to reinforce a participatory process and co-creation of solutions involving health, social and ecological aspects.
University of Plymouth – Plymouth, UK
Environmental Psychology, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
- Main Project: GCRF Blue Communities in South East Asia
- Supervisor: Dr. Sabine Pahl
Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (NTNU) – Trondheim, Norway
Environmental Psychology, PhD, to defend in May 2019
- PhD Thesis: Changing Oceans, Changing seafood consumption
- Supervisor: Prof. Christian Klöckner, Prof. John Thøgersen & Prof. Mehmet Mehmetoglu
Julius-Maximilians-Universitaet – Wuerzburg, Germany
Psychology, Diploma, 12/2013
- Diploma Thesis: From Power to Pro-Environmental Behaviour
- Supervisor: Professor Fritz Strack and Dr. Georg Förster
Grants & contracts
Richter, I.; Pahl, S.; Gabe-Thomas, E.; Sumeldan, J.; Avillanosa, A, Creencia, L. (under review). Future Scenarios as a Tool to Communicate Sustainable Development in Coastal Communities in Palawan, Philippines. Frontiers of Environmental Psychology.
Richter, I.; Avillanosa, A.; Cheung, V.; Joe, S.; Kay, S.; Maharja, C.; van Nguyen, Q.; Pahl, S.; Solhaimi, K.; Sumeldan, J.; Thu, H.; Austen, M. (under review). Looking through the COVID-19 window of opportunity: Future scenarios of challenges and opportunities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic across five case study sites. Frontiers in Psychology.
Cheung, V.V., Bell, A., Creencia, L. Fleming, L., Goh, H-C., Maharja, C., Morrisey, K. Richter, I. Then, A. Y. Austen, M. (2021). Blue Communities in Southeast Asia. In: The Environmental Scientist. Creating a sustainable future: the Decade of Ocean Science, E. Hill, D. Kopecky (Eds). https://www.the-ies.org/resources/creating-sustainable-future
Richter, I.; Gabe-Thomas, E.; Maharja, C.; Nguyen, T. H.; Nguyen, Q.; Praptiwi, R.; Pahl, S. (2021). Virtual capacity building for international research collaborations in times of COVID-19 and #Flygskam. Frontiers in Communication.
Richter, I. & Klöckner, C. A., Thøgersen, J. (2018). A Social Norms Intervention Going Wrong: Boomerang Effects from Descriptive Norms Information. Sustainability, 10(8), 2848.
Richter, I; Klöckner, C. A., Thøgersen, J. (2017). Sustainable seafood consumption in action: Relevant Behaviours and their Predictors. Sustainability, 9(2313). doi:10.3390/su9122313Milfont, T., L.; Richter, I.; Sibley, C.; Wilson, M. S.; Fischer, R. (2013). Environmental consequences of the desire to dominate and be superior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1127 – 1138.
http://www.unitv.org/beitrag.asp?ID=955&Keyword=umwelt# How dare you? Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDRaX1uisz0&t=5s plastic pollution and human behaviour