Dr Viktoria Spaiser awarded Future Leaders Fellowships from UK Research and Innovation

Dr Viktoria Spaiser is one of three Leeds researchers who have been awarded a Future Leaders Fellowships from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Future Leaders Fellowships are a Government-backed scheme created in 2018, designed to promote ambitious and challenging research and innovative work by some of the UK’s brightest academic and business minds. 

Dr Spaiser, Associate Professor in Sustainability Research and Computational Social Science, will “investigate how new social norms can trigger and accelerate social change (change in policies, institutions, behaviours) in response to the climate crisis. As part of this research, Dr Spaiser will investigate the effectiveness of new norms advanced by recent global climate protests, such as Fridays For Futures and how political psychology mechanisms can be harnessed for an empowering and adequate climate action mobilisation”.

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