How Researchers Changed the World
Introducing a new podcast series
Gain an insight into the fascinating world of research with the How Researchers Changed the World podcast.
Each episode follows the story of one passionate researcher, unpacking their motivations for the subject they study, the challenges of their research, and how one particular piece of research went on to change the world we live in.
If you’re a researcher yourself, these inspirational stories can help you unlock the potential of your own work, laying the foundations for your research to change the world too.
Episode 9 – Climate policy and individual action: two approaches, one climate emergency
Anja Kollmuss is a policy analyst and communications expert on climate mitigation policies, currently working for swisscleantech, a green industry association that lobbies for policies that enable a climate friendly economy. She has coordinated research projects at the intersection of energy, climate change, and sustainable development for over 20 years, and is an associate at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).
This podcast focuses on Anja Kollmuss’ 2002 literature review: ‘Mind the Gap: Why do people act environmentally and what are the barriers to pro-environmental behavior?’ The paper explores why having awareness and knowledge about climate change is not always enough for people to behave in a pro-environmental way.
Alongside the How Researchers Changed the World podcast, there are two 12-week learning programs for researchers. Whether you’re an early career researcher embarking on your first article, or a mid-career researcher juggling competing pressures, we have a program for you.
Helping you discover how your research can change the world, they’re designed to help you supercharge your research career and boost your impact.
When you sign up you’ll receive a chapter via email each week. You can then explore the chapter at the time that works best for you. Over 12 weeks those chapters will build into an indispensable guide you can continue to use throughout your research career.