The meeting minutes for IAPS board meetings are available online in the members section to board members
The 2015 IAPS Board:
|Ricardo Garcia Mira, President (University of Corunna, Spain)|
|Giuseppe Carrus, Secretary (University of Roma Tre, Italy)|
|Clare Twigger-Ross, Treasurer (Collingwood Environmental Planning Ltd., UK)|
|Tony Craig, Website / Membership (The James Hutton Institute, Scotland, UK)|
|Claudia Campos Andrade, Newsletter, Young Researchers related activities, Young Researchers Workshop, Website (Lisbon University Institute, Portugal)|
|Ian Simkins, Website and Networks (Experiemics Ltd., UK)|
|Petra Schweizer-Ries, Membership, Conference Support, Young Researchers Workshop (Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Germany)|
|Kevin Thwaites, Networks (University of Sheffield, UK)|
|Sigrun Kabisch, Congress Support, Young Researchers Workshop (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany)|
|Seungkwang Shon, Membership (Dongshin University, South Korea)|
|Landeros, Karina, Networks (National Autonomous University of Mexico)|
|Hagerhall, Caroline, Membership (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)|
|Dr Ricardo Garcia Mira BSc, PhD (Secretary)
Professor of Social and Env Psychology at the Dpt. of Psychology of the University of Corunna, Spain. He currently leads the People-Environment Research Group in this University (www.people-envronment-udc.org) where he has conducted applied research in environmental issues during the last 20 years. He is also the President of the Institute for Psychosocial Studies and Research, as well as the President of the Consulting Committee of the Natural Park “Fragas do Eume” (Northwest of Spain). Current clients include the Galician Government, the Ministry of Science and Technology of Spain, and the European Commission (EFRD and FP7 programmes). He is currently the Project Coordinator of an EU project funded under the FP7-Environment programme on ‘Low Carbon at Work: Modelling Agents and Organizations to achieve transition to a Low Carbon Europe” ( (www.locaw-fp7.com), which is being carried out in collaboration with other 6 European universities. García-Mira is currently a Visiting Reader at the University of Surrey (UK, 2003-2012), and he was an International Visiting Scholar at Texas State University (San Marcos, USA, 2001), a Visiting Professor at the Universidad de Tallinn (Estonia, 2002), Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara (Rumanía, 2005, 2007, 2009), Autonomous University of Mexico (2006), and Universidade Federal de Ceará in Fortaleza (Brazil, 2012). European Editor of the Journal of Architectural and Planning Research. Member of the Editorial Committee of a number of international journals (JEP, EJOP, Psychology).
|Giuseppe Carrus (Secretary) Contact Giuseppe|
Department of Cultural and Educational Studies Centre for Interuniversity Research in Environmental Psychology (CIRPA) Rome, Italy
|Clare Twigger-Ross (Newsletter) Contact Clare|
Since gaining her PhD in Environmental Psychology in 1994 at the University of Surrey, UK, Clare has worked in academia (University of Surrey) and the Environment Agency for England and Wales. Currently she is a technical director at Collingwood Environmental Planning Limited (www.cep.co.uk) which is a small multidisciplinary sustainability consultancy working at the research-practice interface mainly for public sector organizations (e.g UK government departments, European Environment Agency and UK local authorities) Her work is focused on the social aspects of flood risk management, social impact assessment, environmental policy and decision-making and particularly the use of social science evidence and participation processes. A current focus of interest is on developing measures of social vulnerability in the context of flooding, social impact assessment, and climate change as well as a continued interest in place and identity in the context of places threatened by environmental risks. Much of her work involves synthesizing research to support both policy and practice development
|Tony Craig (Website and Membership) Contact Tony|
Tony Craig is an environmental psychologist at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen. He works in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences group within the theme of values choices and behaviour. His work focuses on the relationship between psychological factors and environmental behaviour. He is currently working on projects on energy consumption (specifically the 'North East Scotland Energy Monitoring Project), regional sustainability and time-pressure (specifically the GLAMURS project), and is also involved in ongoing research on environmental preference and experiences associated with nature.
| Prof. Dr. Petra Schweizer-Ries Contact Petra|
Petra Schweizer-Ries is a social and behavioural scientist who has been working on renewable energy technologies since 1992. She worked with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) from 1992 until 2002, where she founded an interdisciplinary work group on rural electrification. Since 2002 she has been a Junior Professor for Environmental Psychology at the University of Magdeburg. There, she leads a research group working on different social aspects of energy distribution and introduction in rural and grid-connected areas. She currently is affiliated with the chair for Sustainable Development at the Universität des Saarlandes.
|Caroline Hagerhall (Membership) Contact Caroline|
Caroline Hägerhäll is a Landscape Architect and Professor at the Department of Work Science, Business Economics and Environmental Psychology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Her main research interests are environmental perception and landscape preferences and how this connects to the design and planning of environments for human health and well-being.
|Seungkwang Shon (Membership) Contact Seungkwang|
|Published Outputs Group|
Claudia Andrade(Newsletter) Contact Claudia
Ian Simkins(Website) Contact Ian
Kevin Thwaites Contact Kevin
|Congress Related Activities|
|Sigrun Kabisch Contact Sigrun|
Head of the Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology at the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ in Leipzig, Germany, and professor at the University of Leipzig. She holds a PhD in urban sociology and did her habilitation in urban geography. Her main research fields are: interdependencies between the social, built, and natural environments in urban landscapes, urban vulnerability concerning extreme weather events, quality of life in shrinking cities, urban restructuring with respect to demographic change and socio-spatial differentiation. Her work is embedded in international comparative studies
| Prof. Dr. Petra Schweizer-Ries Contact Petra|
Please see Petra's profile in the Management Group section.
| Claudia Andrade(YRW) Contact Claudia|
Please see Claudia's profile in the Published Outputs Group section.