Dr. Candice Howarth – Research Fellow, Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University

Candice HowarthDr Candice Howarth is a Research Fellow at the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University, investigating issues relating to climate action and finance. She leads on projects on sustainable communication and behaviour change and is the Principle Investigator for the evaluation of the Green Deal trials led by the Cabinet Office in conjunction with, and funded by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Dr Howarth’s portfolio of research includes measuring sustainable attitudes and behaviours at Anglia Ruskin University, evaluating the transferability of behaviours from the place of work or study to the home, and investigating ways to overcome barriers to behaviour change and reduce rebound effects. She is conducting research on the implications of climate change discourse on climate solutions and perceptions of climate change.

“As a strong advocate for sustainability myself, encouraging collaborative and innovative dialogue and creation are elementary to address some of the key issues we are faced with today. The International Green Awards™ are leading the way in bringing together, showcasing and celebrating the innovative achievements in sustainability around the world.”

She is also involved in projects on resource scarcity for the Institute of Actuaries, financing of low carbon development projects for UK Minister Greg Barker as well as wider climate and sustainability communication to influence behaviour change. She assisted in the management of a national environmental education programme, Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) led by Imperial College in 2011, she implemented a behaviour change framework for the Defra-funded National Union of Students’ Degrees Cooler project, implemented the British Council’s Climate Change and Cultural strategy at the Isle of Wight festival and led a sustainable messaging and behaviour change project for the Highways Agency in 2010.

She has a degree in Meteorology, a Masters in Climate change and a PhD in sustainable communication and behaviour change.