Andrea Byfuglien

Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Geography and the Environment

Supervisors: Dr Mark Hironsand Dr Stefania Innocenti

A behavioural perspective on decisions around land use: on social influence, risk, and collective action

Academic Profile

Andrea is interested in exploring how people perceive and respond to climate change, and how policy can support pro-environmental behaviour. She is currently working on topics including climate change mitigation and adaptation, farmers' decision-making, and shifts toward more healthy and sustainable diets.
Her interdisciplinary doctoral work focuses on factors that influence Norwegian farmers' attitudes and behaviours in the context of sustainable agriculture. Her project uses mixed methods and aims to inform the social and behavioural aspects of agri-environmental policy. Andrea’s research is supervised by Dr Mark Hirons and Dr Stefania Innocenti, and is done in collaboration with the Norwegian Institute for Bioeconomy.

Before moving to Oxford, Andrea worked as an advisor at the Norwegian Environment Agency. She holds a Master of Science in Resources, Environment and Sustainability from the University of British Columbia, and a double Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Psychology from the University of Melbourne.

Andrea Byfuglien
Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment