Irina Feygina

Sunday May 20, 2018

Irina Feygina

United States

 

I am a social psychologist who specialises in climate communication and the behavioural aspects of policy and programme development and implementation in domains of energy efficiency, clean technology adoption, environmental protection, sustainability, and climate change assessment and adaptation. I am the Director of Behavioural Science and Assessment at Climate Central, where I work on issues of science skepticism, climate attribution, and the use of social media in engaging the public and decision makers in recognising and responding to climate change. Previously, I served as a Fellow on the White House Social and Behavioural Sciences Team, applying insights from behavioural science to improve programme implementation across the federal government, and as a AAAS Congressional Fellow with Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), working on the energy and environment portfolios. I completed my doctorate at New York University, where my research focused on the role of motivated reasoning in climate change skepticism. In my work, I incorporate human needs and behavioural approaches into programme design, communication strategies, and evidence-based policy and decision making.

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