Wolstenholme, Emily

Emily Wolstenholme
Start date:
October 2016
Research Topic:
Investigating Dietary Motivations and Willingness to Change
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Wouter Poortinga
Supervising school:
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

My research interests concern psychological and social dimensions of environmental issues. Specifically, my PhD research focuses on public engagement with the negative environmental impact associated with animal agriculture. By employing both quantitative and qualitative research methods, my project aims to a) identify motivations for dietary choices b) gauge public awareness of the environmental impact of animal products on the environment and c) develop and test interventions aimed at increasing the consumption diets that have a low environmental impact.