Since obtaining a PhD in Environmental Psychology at the University of Plymouth (UK) in 2013, Christine Boomsma has worked as a post doc researcher on various interdisciplinary, applied projects - always working closely together with diverse governments, NGOs and businesses. The majority of her research has focused on the human dimension of energy systems. Within this field Christine has studied how new (visual) technologies such as serious games, thermal imaging, feedback displays and virtual reality can be integrated within the household and organisations.
Christine Boomsma is currently working on the ALIGN-CCUS project, an international partnership of 34 research institutes and industrial companies which has secured European and national funding for six specific but interlinking areas of research into carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). Her research involves examining public perceptions of CCUS and stakeholder views towards public engagement strategies (e.g. compensation) in order to develop tools that CCUS stakeholders can use to understand and engage with local communities and the wider public.
Christine Boomsma's current research interest concerns the interaction between people and their environment. She is interested in how individuals and communities perceive and respond to their environment and global environmental issues, and the barriers that may prevent them from acting sustainably.
Current and previous research projects include:
- 2014: Institute for Sustainable Solutions Research Collaborative Rewards (6000 euros)
- International Association People Environment Studies
- International Association of Applied Psychology
- Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
- Instituut Psychologie
- Sociale en Organisatiepsychologie