Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Honorary Research Fellow







503Weeks BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Ans Vercammen is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Environmental Policy with a focus on the human dimensions of environmental change.

She has a Masters Degree in Experimental Psychology from Ghent University (2005) and a PhD in Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands (2009). Following a 3-year postdoc at NeuRa in Sydney (, she took on a lectureship in psychology at Australian Catholic University. Her interest in conservation brought her to the UK to undertake the MSc in Conservation Science at Imperial College London (2015/16, graduated with distinction). Before taking up her current post, she worked as a Teaching Fellow at the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway University of London (2016-2017).

She applies her extensive knowledge of human psychology to the study of the drivers and consequences of environmental change and the decision making processes that inform our responses to these challenges. She is also interested in linkages between the state of the natural environment and the health and wellbeing of people.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Sinclair S, Knight A, Milner-Gulland EJ, et al., 2018, The use and usability of spatial conservation prioritizations, Conservation Letters, ISSN:1755-263X

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