Dr Alice Damiano

Dr Alice Damiano


I joined the University of Leeds in September 2022, as Teaching Fellow in Ecological Economics. Before joining the University of Leeds I worked as University Teacher in Ecological Economics at the University of Edinburgh.

I have a multidisciplinary background that includes Ecological and Environmental Economics, Statistics, Indigenous Studies, a bit of Humanities, and a few years of experience as IT/data warehouse consultant.

I am interested in teaching, knowledge dissemination, and research on environmental-social issues, and in particular on the reasons behind our behaviour towards the environment.

Research interests

My main research interests are Ecological Economics, Decolonizing Economics and Economic Education, Behavioural Economics, the Anthropocene, and Disastrous Environmental Change. 

My preferred approaches are inter-/transdisciplinary and/or transcultural. I particularly appreciate decolonizing lenses and the questioning of mainstream Western paradigms.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • Ph.D., Renewable Resources (project in Ecological Economics), McGill University
  • Master's Degree, Intl. Dev., Cooperation & Env. Studies, Env. Econ. & Policy, University of Turin
  • Bachelor's Degree, Statistics, University of Turin

Professional memberships

  • International Society for Ecological Economics
  • European Society for Ecological Economics
  • Canadian Society for Ecological Economics

Student education

I am involved in the teaching of courses broadly focused on Environmental-Social Sciences, Ecological Economics, and Methods.