Ellin Lede

University of East Anglia

PhD researcher

Current Position
PhD Researcher

Research Interests

Ellin is a PhD Researcher within Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and the School of Environmental Sciences.  

Ellin's research investigates how we can apply behavioural science insights to design innovative approaches to encourage resource conservation. This research forms a crucial component of climate change resilience strategies.

Throughout her PhD, Ellin has worked in collaboration with UK water sector to design and pilot a novel approach to encourage water conservation within the residential sector. The approach was successful and has now been applied within the UK.  

In October 2017, Ellin was awarded the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s Green Talent Award (International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development).

In June 2017, Ellin was awarded the UEA Engagement Award for her efforts in engaging with external stakeholders (UK water sector, schools, public, local government) to raise awareness around climate change and the roles we can play to decrease our carbon footprint and increase our climate resilience.

Ellin has also contributed to consultancy projects throughout her PhD; working with organisations within the UK to integrate behavioural insights into their environmental/climate change programmes.

Prior to beginning her PhD, Ellin gained applied research and policy experience within the climate change and sustainability domain. She has worked with the National Government of Vietnam to increase climate resilience and improve national adaptation planning; led consultancy projects for the City of Paris and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN; Asia Regional Office, Bangkok); contributed to a European Commission-funded climate change research project in the Netherlands; and worked as a researcher for a Federal Parliamentarian in the House of Representatives in Australia.

Ellin holds a MSc Climate Studies (Environmental Policy) (Summa Cum Laude) from Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

Ellin is an Associate Tutor for the Faculty of Science, School of International Development, and School of Psychology.

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