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Wouter Poortinga is Professor of Environmental Psychology at the Welsh School of Architecture and the School of Psychology, Cardiff University; and co-director of the ESRC-funded Centre for Climate and Social Transformations (CAST). His research interests are in three areas: (1) environmental risk perception, (2) sustainable behaviour, lifestyles and behaviour change, and (3) housing, neighbourhood and health. Wouter’s research has focused on public opinion on future energy options and climate change; the role of environmental values and attitudes in household energy use; and the effectiveness and further attitudinal and behavioural impacts of environmental policy. Other work is on the health impacts and economic value of meeting housing quality standards, and the role of social capital and cohesion in community resilience and wellbeing.

Wouter Poortinga’s website.

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