Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Research Associate







503Weeks BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Ans Vercammen has expertise in social science research methods and statistics, (cognitive) neuropsychology and conservation psychology. Her work applies the principles of behavioural science to the study of:

  • individual and group decision making processes (e.g. improving quality of reasoning in analytical reporting for use in policy/planning)
  • pro-environmental attitudes and behaviours (e.g. evaluating the effectiveness of environmental education in changing behaviour)
  • social behaviours (e.g. the motivations underlying environmental volunteering and citizen science)
  • nature connectedness and human health and wellbeing (e.g. quantifying the effects of urban blue/green space on psychological restoration and mitigating stress)

She is knowledgable on marine conservation issues and has volunteered her time as a research assistant on various projects:

  • Dive Master Trainee and Research Assistant, Marine Conservation Philippines (MCP), Dumaguete, The Philippines (2015)
  •  Green Fins Project Coordinator, ReefWorld Foundation, Puerto Galera, The Philippines (2015)
  • Research Assistant, Reef Doctor, Toliara, Madagascar (2014)
  • Research Assistant, All-Out Africa Foundation, Tofo, Mozambique (2014)
  • Research Assistant, Thresher Shark Research & Conservation Project (TSRCP), Malapascua Island, The Philippines (2012)


  • Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (2017 - ...)