Sustainable Europe Research Institute, Germany
Researcher and policy consultant for sustainable consumption since 1993. Sylvia holds a Ph.D. in consumer economics from the University of Helsinki. Before she received degrees in home economics and nutrition (Oecotrophologie) at University of Applied Science in Munster with focus on environmental and consumer consulting, as well as economics at the Open University Hagen, and the Universities of Munster and Duisburg. The combination of these two disciplines provides her with the tools - the individual micro-economic and the societal macroeconomic perspective - for a well-founded analysis of the contexts, in which the scientific and societal discourses about sustainable consumption take place. She is working on studies and as consultant for national and international organisations and Specialty Chief Editor for the section on Sustainable Consumption for the open access journal Frontiers in Sustainability. Among others Sylvia is an organising member of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) in Europe, on the management team of the Future Earth Knowledge Action Network on Systems for Sustainable Consumption and Production (KAN-SSCP) and on the board of the European Association for Home Economics.