University of Leeds – Faculty of Business

Salary:£33,797 to £40,322 – please see advert
Hours:Full Time
Contract Type:Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On:23rd November 2020
Closes:29th November 2020
Job Ref:LUBSC1492

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in applied psychology or environmental behaviour? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

We are conducting an 18-month study into reducing household food waste. Despite the difficulties associated with the Covid-19 lockdown it has resulted in positive changes in food waste-related behaviours. While these changes are promising, behaviour change resulting from temporary contextual shifts may not last long and there is a need to run interventions that build on the current momentum to support long-term behaviour change.

As part of our project you will help to (i) identify the factors that have affected food waste behaviours under the Covid-19 lock down, (ii) develop, implement and systematically evaluate interventions to support positive behaviour change, and (iii) use our partnerships with WRAP and Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) to disseminate the outcomes across the UK. We will follow a three-stage study design consisting of (1) a mixed method study that includes a national survey and consumer interviews to determine the factors that have led to food waste behaviour change under lockdown, (2) an intervention study to maintain this positive behaviour in the long-term, accompanied by an evaluation study consisting of a household diary study and workshops with key stakeholders, (3) a series of dissemination events including a stakeholder workshop.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr. Gulbanu Kaptan, Associate Professor in Behavioural Decision Making


Location: Leeds – Main Campus

School/Institute: Leeds University Business School

Grade: Grade 7

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.

It is likely that no appointment will be made no higher than £35,845 p.a. since there are funding limitations which dictate the level at which the appointment can start.

Contract type: Fixed term (Fixed term until 1st May 2022)

Release date: Friday 20th November 2020


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