Twitter: @AstridKause 

Astrid Kause is a visiting researcher at SGS for Spring 2024. She is on the faculty of the School of Sustainability at Leuphana University of Lüneburg and an associated researcher at the Harding Center for Risk Literacy at the University of Potsdam, Germany. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Decision Research and the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds, UK. She received her PhD (2016) in psychology from the University of Konstanz, Germany.

Research Interests

Astrid studies risk perceptions and behaviors related to climate change, biodiversity loss, health risks, and nuclear weapons and nuclear war. She explores cognitive and psychological mechanisms driving risk perception and decision-making, including the heuristics that can help individuals to make better decisions in face of global security challenges. Her research also addresses how both risks and uncertainties can be communicated transparently and understandably so as to counteract misinformation. Her work aims to make citizens better able to deal with global security challenges.