Elizabeth (Lizzi) is an Environmental Psychologist in the Sea and Society group at PML. As such, she applies psychological approaches to study the two-way interaction between humans and the environment.
Elizabeth has a background in cognitive psychology and psychometrics, completing a PhD on risk perception from the University of Plymouth before holding a post-doc position at the University of Bath. She values interdisciplinary research and has previously collaborated with medics, environmental scientists, computer scientists, architects and engineers.
Elizabeth has extensive experience conducting qualitative and quantitative social science research methods. She applies her expertise in psychology and human behaviour to environmental problems, such as plastic pollution, habitat protection, energy consumption and production. She is also interested in the psychological benefits associated with the marine environment and the nature of people's connection to the ocean.
- MARine Pollution in the Arctic: origin, status, costs and incentives for Prevention
- LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES behaviour change project (subcontract with Collingwood Environmental Planning)
- Blue Communities
- Richter, I; Sumeldan, J; Avillanosa, A; Gabe-Thomas, E; Creencia, L; Pahl, S; 2021. Co-created Future Scenarios as a Tool to Communicate Sustainable Development in Coastal Communities in Palawan, Philippines. Frontiers in Psycology.
- Richter, I; Gabe-Thomas, E; Maharja, C; Nguyen, TH; Nguyen, QV; Praptiwi, R; Pahl, S; 2021. Virtual Capacity Building for International Research Collaborations in Times of COVID-19 and #Flygskam. Frontiers in Communication.
- Gabe-Thomas, E; Walker, I; Verplanken, B; Shaddick, G; 2016. Householders’ Mental Models of Domestic Energy Consumption: Using a Sort-And-Cluster Method to Identify Shared Concepts of Appliance Similarity. PLOS One.
- Mallaband, B; Wood, G; Buchanan, K; Staddon, S; Mogles, NM; Gabe-Thomas, E; 2017. The reality of cross-disciplinary energy research in the United Kingdom: A social science perspective. Energy Research and Social Science.
- Mogles, N; Walker, I; Ramallo-Gonzalez, AP; Lee, JH; Natarajan, S; Padget, J; Gabe-Thomas, E et al; 2017. How smart do smart meters need to be? Building and Environment.
- Lovett, T; Lee, JH; Gabe-Thomas, E; Natarajan, S; Brown, M; Padget, J; Coley, D; 2017. Designing sensor sets for capturing energy events in buildings. Building and Environment.
- Twigger-Ross, C; Morse-Jones, S; Orr, P; Jones, R; Andrade, J; Gabe-Thomas, E; 2021. LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES Behaviour Change Project: Understanding the Behavioural Context. Natural England Commissioned Report, Number NECR371.