The lab members include...

Dr. Robert Gifford

  1. Professor of Psychology
  2. Professor of Environmental Studies 
  3. Chief Editor of the Journal of Environmental Psychology from 2002 - 2016

Some current and recent lab members

Current Members

Karine Lacroix, PhD candidate



Elizabeth Williams, PhD student




Liz Williams is a PhD student in Environmental Psychology at the University of Victoria. Her research focuses on relationships between humans and other species, broadly and in the context of wildlife conservation and trade, pet-keeping, and ecotourism. She draws on social psychological theories to examine inter-group relationships between species (e.g., speciesism), as well as perceptions of environmentalists and pro-environmental behaviour in human communities. Liz also volunteers at the BC SPCA, working with rescue dogs and coordinating volunteers. Liz holds a BA Honours degree in Psychology (UWinnipeg), a MSc in Resource Management and Environmental Studies (UBC), and a certificate in post-secondary teaching and education (UVic).

Peter Sugrue, Master's Student



Breanna MCreary, Master's student 



Recent Visitors

Tal Svoray, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Visiting Professor 

Dr. Valdiney Gouveia, Federal University of Paraíba (Brazil), Visiting Professor 

Madison Milne-Ives, University of Oxford, Visiting Research Assistant 

Lisa Oswald, University of Kassal (Germany), Visiting Research Student 

Raymond Luong, University of Toronto 

Abigail Clifton, Research Assistant  

Somayeh Rafiei, PhD in Architecture (Environmental Psychology), Art University of Isfahan (Iran); M.A. in Architecture, Iran University of Science and Technology

Claire Daugeard, Université Paris Ouest Nantarre La Défense (France), July – Aug 2017

Helena Leidinger, (Germany), Dec 2016 – Jan 2017

Mahnaz (Mona) Farzad, M.A. in Urban Design, Tarbiat Modares University (Iran), May 2015 – Sept 2016 

Luca Bottini, PhD in Urban Studies, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy), 2016 

Mashiro Taima, (Japan), Mar 2016

Hannes Hanath, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (Germany), Apr – Aug 2015 

Sara Mordini, Master in Applied Cognitive Psychology, Università di Bologna (Italy), Mar – Aug 2015 

Zahra Asgarizadeh, PhD of Urban Theories, Tarbiat Modares University (Iran), Apr – Aug 2014