Researchers and PhD students

David Andersson

Postdoc, Institutionen för rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap. Chalmers, Göteborg

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

Municipal Phd Student, Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, and Environmental Administration, City of Gothenburg.

My research concerns local policy for sustainable food consumption. I am interested in how local authorities can work with school meals, but also within other areas, to make food consumption more sustainable. My methodological focus is on experiments.

Karin Bradley

Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

My research concerns sustainability transitions, sharing economies, social movements and contestations around planning and policy for sustainable development. Within the Mistra programme I lead the project ““Public policy experiments”. In addition, I lead the project “Framing futures for deep transformation” together with Åsa Svenfelt.

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

Hanna Eggestrand Vaughan

Lecturer and doctoral student, Department of Urban Planning and Environment, KTH, Stockholm

I am a doctoral student affiliated with the program, researching how values relate to ideas of what sustainable consumption is and how it can be achieved. If certain values permeate and shape less environmentally impactful consumption practices, how can this insight be utilized to design policies that promote such values and thus enable deep sustainability transitions?

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

Eskil Engström

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

My research focus on how consumption-based GHG have emerged as a calculation practice and area of political objectives and governance. I highlight these questions by examining discussions that take place in expert networks in the science-policy-interface. I also participate in a project for the Nordic Council of Ministers, which will map and analyze policy instruments to reduce consumption-based emissions in the Nordics. In the past, I have also worked as a communicator for Mistra Sustainable Consumption.

Jens Ergon

PhD-student in natural resources and sustainable development at the Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University

My research focuses on inequality and just climate transformations, and is a part of the research program Fairtrans ( I have a licentiate degree in physics (Royal Institute of Technology) and has worked as a science journalist focusing on the climate crisis and climate transformation at the national Swedish Television (SVT).

Göran Finnveden

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

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 the director and also leading a project on sustainable consumption and macro-economic effects.
+46 8 790 73 18

Pernilla Hagbert

Researcher, Department of Urban Planning and Environment, KTH

I hold a PhD in Architecture and currently work as a researcher in sustainability transitions at the division of urban and regional studies at KTH. My research critically examines interpretations (and paradoxes) of sustainability. This includes exploring norm-critical, alternative ways of doing and living as part of transitions to a low-impact society. Within Mistra Sustainable Consumption, my interest is particularly focused on the role of different actors in promoting sustainable consumption, and the potential of policy experiments.

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Hampus André

Affiliated researcher. Postdoc Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Sciences and Engineering (SEED),

I am a postdoc at KTH working in a research project on similar topics as Mistra Sustainable Consumption, about the climate transition of the Swedish Tourist Association (STF) in their mountain stations without connection to the road network. We study climate measures based on the idea of sufficiency (e.g. changed restaurant concept to avoid helicopter transport of fresh ingredients) with respect to mitigation potential and feasibility. In particular, I am interested in the acceptability of sufficiency measures, their assessment in life cycle assessment (LCA) and potential scalability. In other research I investigate user behavior and rebound effects in circular economy contexts.

Anneli Kamb

PhD student, Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Sciences and Engineering (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

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 and health. Within the Mistra programme I am leading the project “From disputes to the constructive application of Sustainable Consumption knowledge”.


Jörgen Larsson

Deputy programme director, associate professor, senior researcher, Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg

My research aims to understand how consumption patterns can be adjusted to achieve politically set goals, such as climate targets. This involves developing goal scenarios with calculations of climate benefits from both technical and behavioral changes. My main focus is on analyzing political instruments aimed at achieving these goals, including how policies can be designed to both reduce emissions and be accepted by the public. I primarily work with the consumption areas of long-distance travel (air travel) and food. In addition,I am the vice program director for the Mistra program and lead the projects “Policy packages and public support” and “Company targets as a form of sustainable consumption governance.”


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Markus Larsson

Postdoc. Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Sciences and Engineering (SEED), KTH, Stockholm

Together with Göran Finnveden, I will study the macroeconomic effects of a transition towards a sustainable consumption. Which sectors will gain or lose from the transition? How are GDP, employment and income in different groups affected? We are also interested in how the environment and (sustainable) consumption are affected by economic policy.

Matthias Lehner

Associate Senior Lecturer, IIIEE, Lund university

My research focuses on sustainable consumption behavior and sustainable business models. Within this field of sustainable consumptoin behaviour 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. Within the field of sustainable business models I am most interested in how niche business models can become mainstream.

Within the Mistra programme I am leading the project “Digitalisation: friends & foes of sustainable consumption?”
+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. 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

Edvin Månsson

Project Assistant. Department of Space, Earth, and Environment. Chalmers. Gothenburg

Our research focuses on analyzing how consumption patterns can be changed through economic instruments in order to achieve politically set goals. Currently, we are working on a project aimed at steering food consumption in a more sustainable direction, both from a climate and health perspective. The effects of various tax changes in the food sector are being analyzed in terms of their impact on environmental footprint, as well as how they would affect the personal finances and health of low- and high-income earners.

Oksana Mont

Oksana Mont

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

I am a Research Coordinator in Sustainable Consumption Governance at the International Environment Institute at Lund University, Lund. 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. Within the Mistra programme I am leading the project “Creating space for change by dispelling myths about sustainable consumption behaviour”.

Jonas Nässén

Associate professor, senior researcher, Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg

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 Mistra programme I am leading the project “Micro-level analyses of consumer behaviour and offsetting”, and I also work in the project  “Policy packages and public support”.
+46 317 723 268

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Erika Kriukelyte

Ph.D. candidate, Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Sciences and Engineering (SEED), KTH, Stockholm

My research focuses on business models, policies, and actor networks as an entry point for exploring necessary conditions for the sustainable transition in transportation. In particular, I am interested in different real-life collaborative governance interventions, such as living labs or pilots, in which shared mobility service providers and public authorities are working together to battle unsustainable consumption practices in road-passenger transportation.


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.

Emma Patterson

Emma Patterson

Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet

In a nutshell, my research focuses on measuring and influencing dietary behaviors at population level. Within the Mistra programme I have performed a health economic assessment to quantify the potential health gains that could be achieved if certain sustainable dietary practices became more widespread in the population. I have also been involved in the programmes’ research on sustainable school meals.

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Jessika Richter

Associate Senior Lecturer, 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

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.

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Sara Skarp

Postdoc, Department of Sociology at Lund University

I am a postdoc at the Department of Sociology at Lund University. My current and previous research has largely focused on societal engagement with sustainability. I did my PhD, and continued working, in the UK, where I looked at societal transformation, local initiatives for sustainability, as well as traveling and holidaying during the pandemic, amongst other things. For Mistra Sustainable Consumption I will be researching collaboration and decision-making within initiatives for sustainable consumption, specifically in holidaying and food.


Åsa Svenfelt

Associate Professor, Centre for Municipality Studies, CKS, Linköping University

I am a lecturer in Urban Planning and a docent in sustainable development and future studies. I research long-term planning for sustainable consumption and just transition to sustainable societies. In my research, I often use participatory future studies as a tool, both to visualize and analyze paths towards sustainable futures and to manage uncertainties in long-term urban planning. Within Mistra Sustainable Consumption, I lead the project “Testing new practices and measures in businesses and households” and the project “Framing futures for deep transformation” in collaboration with Karin Bradley.

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

Rob Hart

Professor, Environmental and natural resource economics, SLU, Uppsala

Heather Schoonover

PhD candidate, Lund University IIIEE

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

Ola Persson

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