Academic and research departmentsCentre for Environment and Sustainability.
My research project
Nicola Rieg is a Doctoral Practitioner within the Centre of Environment and Sustainability (CES) at the University of Surrey. He is working with the Sustainability Team, researching climate communication and effective approaches to promote rapid, collective change in multi-stakeholder environments.
Nicola has worked in the language and communication sector in Germany, Colombia, and South Korea. He holds an MSc in Environment and Development from the University of Leeds, where he investigated public risk perception and strategies for effective risk communication.
Affiliations and memberships
My research is interdisciplinary by nature but is most closely connected to environmental and behavioural psychology, communication studies, and organisational change management.
The aim of this project is to identify leading effective practices in developing a culture of sustainability at public bodies and CSOs, with the main focus being on Higher Education Institutions.
This project draws on the literature as well as original research to explore patterns and processes of sustainability transitions and how these are experiences by sustainability practitioners working at CSOs in the UK.
The aim of this project is to find out whether Covid-19 has changed University of Surrey staff perceptions of and opinions on remote working and travel to work.
This project is funded by Surrey Living Lab and is part of a collaborative project between EFCS, the Sustainability and HR departments, the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, the School of Psychology, and the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. It intends to inform long term decision-making at the University of Surrey, and to shape new working guidelines towards providing better support for remote working and travel to work.
The first phase of the project consisted of a survey, which was conducted in June 2020. A descriptive summary report can be found on the University's web page, see link below.