Dr Emily Wolstenholme is a Research Associate at Cardiff University working on Theme 1, analysing the multi-wave, multi-country CAST survey. Her work focuses on investigating public perceptions of low-carbon behaviours related to travel, diet, heating and material consumption, investigating change in perceptions over time and cross-cultural differences.


Emily’s wider research interests concern understanding behaviours related to climate change, implementing behaviour change interventions and evaluating public policy. Her work has involved evaluating the effectiveness of the single-use plastic bag charge on reducing single-use carrier bags in England and Wales, investigating motivations for meat consumption and vegetarianism across different cultures, and testing the effectiveness of a randomised messaging intervention on reducing meat consumption, which formed the basis of her PhD research. She is a mixed-methods researcher and has worked on other policy areas within the civil service, including public health and international trade.