Researchers and PhD students

David Andersson

PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

David is interested in issues related to sustainable consumption and how society can change in a more sustainable direction. In his research, he has examined, among other things, the factors that affect households’ emissions of greenhouse gases, the link between well-being and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as rebound effects in the transport sector. In the program, David will participate in work on evaluating sustainable practices as well as investigating citizen engagement on sustainable lifestyles through ICT solutions.

David also runs the Svalna web service (, which helps users gain understanding of their greenhouse gas emissions by analysing transaction data. Data from Svalna is used in the research program to identify and analyze sustainable lifestyles and as a platform for citizen engagement. David is also one of the founders of the card game Climate Call (

Erik André

Phd Student, Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory, and Environmental Administration, City of Gothenburg.

I am a Phd student employed at the Environmental Administration at the City of Gothenburg, doing my Phd studies at Physical Resource Theory at Chalmers.

Karin Bradley

Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Environment, KTH

My research concerns sustainability transitions, the sharing economy, social movements and contestations around planning and policy for sustainable development.

Carl Dalhammar

Associate professor, (IIIEE) at Lund University

I have over 20 years’ experience of research related to products policies and sustainable consumption issues. I am a board member of Re:Source, a national Swedish innovation program that funds Circular Economy projects. I am also a member of the Research Council of the Swedish Competition Authority. I teach at several international and Swedish master programs.



Hanna Eggestrand

Emma Ejelöv

PostDoc, Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg

My research concerns the design and public acceptability of environmental policies, specifically policies related to sustainable food consumption. Methodologically my focus is on experiments.

Hanna Eggestrand

Hanna Eggestrand

Research Engineer, the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering (SEED), KTH, Stockholm

I am interested in how (intrinsic and extrinsic) values influence our consumption, how resource use in turn affect the environment and how different consumption practices contribute – or not – to well-being. Most of my time is spent working with sustainability related courses at undergraduate and graduate level.
+46 8 790 89 97

Göran Finnveden

Program Director and Professor in Environmental Strategic Analysis at the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Sciences and Engineering at KTH

My research is focused on Sustainable consumption, Circular economy and Methods for environmental and sustainability assessments of different types of products and systems. In the program I am director and also leading a project on sustainable consumption and macro-economic effects.
+46 8 790 73 18

Anneli Kamb

Doctoral student, Strategic Sustainability Studies (SEED), KTH, Stockholm

My research revolves around sustainable long-distance travel with extra focus on the climate impact of aviation. I am interested in how the climate impact from vacation travel can be reduced, through both technical development and behavioral change. My background is in engineering physics and industrial ecology.

Mikael Klintman

Professor sociology, Lunds universitet

I lead Work package 3, which is focused on understanding the perspectives and roles of the general public in initiatives aimed at sustainable consumption. The role of voluntary organizations in stimulating public involvement is in particular focus. More broadly, my research interest is in the relation between human motivation – ecological, social, economic, practical – and how tensions between motivations play out at the organizational and societal levels, concerning how to reduce harms to environment andd health.


Jörgen Larsson

Deputy programme director, assistant professor, Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg

I am leading the work package in the Mistra programme which is focusing policy innovation for sustainable consumption patterns. Since I have done research on aviation and long-distance travel for some years the consumption domain of vacationing is my focus in the programme. My research in this field is e.g. about new ways of measuring greenhouse gas emissions from air travel of a country’s residents, as well aspolicy analysis for the aviation sector. I am also doing other research relating to sustainable consumption patterns including e.g. analysis of the links between time use patterns (e.g. work time) and greenhouse gas emissions.


Matthias Lehner

Postdoctoral Fellow, IIIEE, Lunds university

My research focuses on sustainable consumption behavior. Within this field I have worked both on marketing/branding, consumer behaviour, nudging, and alternative consumption ideas (sharing, collaborative consumption, cooperatives). My main interest in all of these areas is the individual consumer and how her behaviour can be changed towards higher levels of economic, social, and environmental sustainability
+46 46 222 02 07


Simon Matti

Associate professor of political science, Luleå University of Technology and Centre for Collective Action Research (CeCAR), University of Gothenburg

I am associate professor of political science and participate in Mistra Sustainable Consumption, WP5. My main research interests concern environmental politics and policy, in particular the origins and (political) solutions of large-scale collective action problems for example climate change and resource depeletion. Theoretically, my research bridges the fields of political science, social- and environmental psychology, and behavioural economics, with a methodological preference for experimental and survey methods.

Oksana Mont

Oksana Mont

Professor in sustainable consumption governance, The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University, Lund

I am a leader of WP4 in Mistra Sustainable Consumption. I am a Research Coordinator in Sustainable Consumption Governance at the International Environment Institute at Lund University, Lund. My research comprises sustainable consumption and innovative business models. My main research area is a multidisciplinary evaluation of various measures for changing consumption behavior, such as different consumption policy tools and business models in circular and sharing economies, collaborative production and consumption.

Jonas Nässén

Senior Researcher, Physical Resource Theory, Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology

My research is about understanding the effects of consumption and how the consumption patterns can be transformed in relation to long term climate goals. Examples of specific research interests include rebound effects from green choices and relationship between time use, consumption and emissions. Within the programme I am one of two leaders for work package 2 that analyses potentials and consequences from changing consumption practices and I also work in work package 5 about policy innovations for sustainable consumption.
+46 317 723 268

Vishal Parekh

PhD candidate, Division of Strategic Sustainability Studies, KTH, Stockholm

I am a PhD candidate at the division of Strategic Sustainability Studies at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. I hold a master’s degree in industrial ecology, and my academic interests include consumption and economic growth. My research focuses on the possible roles of civil society, the business sector, and policy in enabling a more sustainable consumption of food in society.


Ola Persson

PhD candidate, Division of Urban and Regional Studies, KTH, Stockholm

I am a PhD candidate at the division of Urban and Regional Studies at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. I hold a Master of Science in Sustainable Development at Uppsala University., and my academic interests include consumption, sufficiency and economic growth. Prior to starting my PhD, I worked as sustainability consultant, with a specialization within Corporate Social Sustainability. My research focuses on the possible roles of civil society, the business sector, and policy in enabling a more sustainable consumption of furnishing and durable material goods.

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Jessika Richter

Postdoctoral Fellow, IIIEE, Lunds university

My research is about evaluating policy instruments and initiatives enabling sustainable consumption through a circular economy, including repair, reuse, longer product lifetimes, extended producer responsibility (EPR), green procurement, circular business practices and circular city initiatives. In particular, I have researched trade-offs and challenges with more circular electronics, batteries, and vehicles.
+46 46 222 02 82

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Heather Schoonover

PhD candidate, Lund University IIIEE

I am a PhD candidate at the Lund University’s International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE). My primary interests include cross-sector engagement and business as an agent of social change. Before beginning my PhD, I worked as a corporate sustainability manager and as a policy analyst in the non-profit sector. My research within the Mistra Sustainable Consumption programme focuses on innovative business models to facilitate sustainable home furnishings consumption.


Liselotte Schäfer Elinder

Adjunct professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

I am a professor in Public Health Sciences and leader of the research group Community Nutrition and Physical Activity at Karolinska Institutet.  My area of research is health promotion and disease prevention, mainly focusing on dietary habits, physical activity and prevention of obesity and chronic diseases. Within the MISTRA Sustainable Consumption project I am responsible for analysing the potential health impacts of niche practices when scaling them up in the population.  Health impact assessment is a multidisciplinary approach that draws from diverse disciplines such as public health, the social and political sciences, environmental health, urban planning, epidemiology and statistics.


Åsa Svenfelt

Reader (Docent)/Research leader, Division of Environmental Strategies Research (fms), KTH, Stockholm

I am a researcher and research leader at the Division of Strategic sustainabiliy studies. I am docent in sustainability and futures studies. My research concerns sustainable consumption, sustainable futures beyond GDP growth and just distribution and use of ecosystem goods and services. My main research field is futures studies and backcasting as a tool for sustainability and for dealing with uncertainty in environmental policy and long-term planning.
+46 8 790 8818

Former researchers

Noha Baraka Wadha

Research engineer, Strategic Sustainability Studies, KTH, Stockholm

Mårten Berglund

Researcher, SCB

Miriam Börjesson Rivera

PhD student/researcher, KTH, Stockholm

Nils Brown

Researcher, SCB

Åsa Callmer

Resarcher, Department of Urban Planning and Environment, KTH

Annika Carlsson Kanyama

Reader (Docent)/Research leader, Division of Environmental Strategies Research, SEED, KTH, Stockholm

Riccardo Curtale

Postdoctoral researcher, Physical Resource Theory, Chalmers University of Technology

Eskil Engström

Research Engineer, KTH, Stockholm

Rob Hart

Professor, Environmental and natural resource economics, SLU, Uppsala

Raul Lopez Losada

Resarch engineer, Division of Strategic Sustainability Studies, KTH, Stockholm

Viveca Palm

Resarcher, SCB

Maria Thorson

PhD student, Department of Space, Earth, and Environment, Chalmers, Gothenburg