Dr. Kathrin Röderer

Kathrin Röderer is an environmental and social psychologist with many years of experience in applied psychological research. She works as an expert on social science aspects of environmental and climate protection at the Environment Agency Austria.

As an environmental psychologist, Kathrin focuses on factors influencing the experience of and behaviour in different environments as well as on interventions to promote sustainable behaviour in different application contexts. She completed her PhD on the positive effects of spending time in nature on well-being in 2012 at the University of Vienna and has since held research positions at the Medical University of Vienna (Department of Environmental Health), at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (Center for Technology Experience) and at the University of Graz (Institute of Social Psychology). 

Kathrin has many years of experience in the acquisition and interdisciplinary processing of third-party funded projects on various research topics, e.g. sustainable mobility, climate-friendly energy behaviour, climate-smart spatial planning and human-computer interaction. She is also an external lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt and the University of Heidelberg, as well as co-editor of the journal Zeitschrift Umweltpsychologie and on the board of the Environmental Psychology section of the German Psychological Society (DGPs).