Caroline Verfuerth

Research Associate

Caroline is a research associate in the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) at Cardiff University. Within CAST, Caroline’s research focuses on cross-cultural visions of low-carbon futures in Brazil, China, and Sweden and co-developing low-carbon visions for material consumption, diet, mobility, and thermal comfort (see CAST’s Theme 1 – Visioning).

Caroline’s general research interests concern factors that surround transformations to sustainable lifestyles, sustainable diets, and deliberative research methods. She joined Cardiff University as a research associate after completing her PhD at the University of Sheffield. In her thesis, she investigated the effects of a meat reduction intervention in a workplace on employees’ pro-environmental behaviours at home. Using mixed methods approaches, her previous research centred around promoting sustainable lifestyles and behaviour change, with a particular focus on sustainable diets and identity.