Dr Kate Laffan

Dr Kate Laffan

Visiting Fellow

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Key Expertise
Behavioural Science; Subjective wellbeing economics

About me

Kate is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science (PBS) and a Marie-Curie Fellow at the Geary Institute for Public Policy at University College Dublin. Kate carries out research at the intersection of economics and psychology aimed at producing policy-relevant insights which can help to address environmental challenges and promote human wellbeing. She also currently hosts the PBS Theory to Practice seminar series which welcomes leading behavioural science experts to the LSE with the goal of bridging the gap between the classroom and the world of practice. Prior to this, Kate worked as a Fellow on the MSc Psychology of Economic Life in PBS and Project Coordinator on the LSE's Behavioural Science Hub. She received her PhD in February 2018  (funded by the Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment) from the Social Policy Department at the LSE for her thesis entitled "Issues relating to behaviour, wellbeing and the environment". 


Expertise Details

Behavioural Science; Subjective wellbeing economics; Field and Lab experiments; Quantitative Methods


Grantham Institute Studentship