Adrian Gadient-Brügger

Adrian Gadient-Brügger

Statistik Aargau

Universität Bern


After almost 15 years in academy, I will start a new position as technical head of the data analysis unit of Statistik Aargau.

I will continue to work as a researcher at the University of Bern but only with a small workload. The overarching focus of my research is to better understand the factors that encourage sustainable and particularly eco-friendly lifestyles. This interest guided my career path, on which I embarked with a Masters degree in Psychology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Zürich. I then completed a PhD at the University of Exeter in which I focused on climate change perceptions and communication. After receiving my PhD, I have been working at the Department of Consumer Behavior at the University of Bern. Between June 2015 and September 2016 I was based as a visiting researcher (funded by an early post-doc mobility fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation) at Cardiff University (Understanding Risk Group). Since January 2017, I have held a position as lecturer in sustainable behaviour at the University of Bern. I’m also a Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal Global Environmental Psychology (GEP).

Since December 2022 I am not on Twitter anymore. Instead, you find me on Mastodon. Some popular science articles (in German) can be found here and here.


  • Sustainable behaviour
  • Perception and communication of climate change
  • Theoretical and empirical links between individual and collective action
  • Data analysis using R (programming language)
  • Open Science


  • PhD in Social Psychology, 2014

    University of Exeter

  • MSc in Psychology and Environmental Sciences, 2009

    University of Zürich

  • Foundation studies in Psychology, 2005

    University of Fribourg

  • Business School Diploma and Matura, 2001

    Kantonsschule Baden