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Emma ter Mors

Assistant Professor

Dr. E. ter Mors
+31 71 527 4075

Since 2015 Emma ter Mors is employed as an assistant professor of Social, Economic and Organisational psychology at Leiden University.

More information about Emma ter Mors

Short CV

Emma ter Mors received her M.A. in Social and Organisational Psychology from Leiden University in 2003 (cum laude). In 2009 she obtained a PhD from the same university. Her dissertation focused on the influence of source perceptions on the selection, processing and acceptance of information concerning CO2 capture and storage technology (CCS). From 2009-2014 Emma worked at Leiden University as a postdoctoral researcher and project leader on the subprogram “Public Perception” of CATO-2, the Dutch national research program of CCS. Since 2015 she is employed as an assistant professor of Social, Economic and Organisational psychology at Leiden University.


In her current research, Emma ter Mors mainly focuses on identifying factors that influence public perception and acceptance of energy-related technologies. She currently leads the subprogram "Implementing CCUS in Society" subprogram of the ALIGN-CCUS project. The multi-partner ALIGN-CCUS project (2017-2020) unites science and industry in a shared goal of transforming six European industrial regions into economically robust, low-carbon centres by 2025. 

Research projects

  • ALIGN-CCUS (2017-2020) (14.847.659 euro, co-applicant)
  • RVO/STEM "Verduurzaming Loyaliteitsprogramma's" (2016-2018) (198.907 euro, co-applicant)
  • NCG/Ministry of Economic Affairs project "Het meten van de gevolgen van aardbevingen op de leefbaarheid in Groningen: Een methodologische review naar leefbaarheidsonderzoeken" (2016-2017) (71.500 euro, co-applicant)
  • R&Dialogue (2014-2015)
  • CATO (2004-present) (24.900.000 euro, co-applicant)
  • FENCO ERA-NET "Scrutinizing the impact of CCS communication on the general and local public" (2009-2010) (699.195 euro)


  • Coordinator of the MA course Organisational Management 
  • Lecturer in the Organisational Management course (Master Program SOP/OHP) 
  • Lecturer in the Perspectives on Career Planning course (2nd year undergraduate) 
  • Thesis and internship supervision (Master Program SOP, ECP; 3rd year undergraduate) 
  • Mentor 

Supervised PhD candidates

  • Charlotte Koot, Making up your mind about a complex technology: An investigation into factors that help or hinder the achievement of cognitive closure about CCS, 2010-2015

Relevant links

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Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Soc., Econom. en Organisat Psych.

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2A41



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