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Universidade da Coruna (UDC)

 Contact details
Contact personProfessor Ricardo Garcia Mira
StreetFacultade de Ciencias da Educacion 
Address 15071 - A Coruna (Spain) 
Social Media+34981167153
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)51-250 
Organisation TypeResearch Organisation 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Psychology
» Environmental sciences

 Brief description of your activity focus
Research on sustainability and environmental issues. Research interests in predicting models of pro-environmental behavior.

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Dr Ricardo García Mira is Professor of Social and Environmental Psychology. He is a Visiting Reader at the
Department of Psychology at the University of Surrey (UK) and has been invited to other universities over
the last 10 years (like Texas State University, Tallinn Estonia, UNAM Mexico, UVT, Paris V, Texas A&M etc)
to give seminars and lectures. He has been part of the Board of the International Association for People-
Environment Studies (IAPS). He has been an active researcher over the last 20 years, evaluating the
environmental impact of social problems (i.e. Prestige disaster, 2006: Fires in the Northwest of Spain,
2006). He has extensive experience in managing and organizing projects for the Galician government with
support from the Ministry of Science and Education in Spain, as well as the European Fund of Regional
Development (EFRD). He is currently the Coordinator of the LOCAW project Low Carbon at Work, funded
by the 7th Framework Programme of the EU (period 2011-2013). Some of his more recent publications
include: “Culture, Environmental Action and Sustainability” (2004, Hogrefe); Housing, Space and Quality of
Life (2005, Ashgate), and Sostenibilidad, valores y cultura ambiental (2009, Pirámide).
 Research Activities

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleLow Carbon at Work
Specific ThemeEnvironment
Project websitewww.locaw-fp7.com
CoordinatorUniversity of Corunna (Ricardo Garcia Mira)

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
- Social impact assesment of fires in the Northwestern part of Spain (2007).
- Evaluation of Environmental Quality in A Coruna, Spain (1990).
- Evaluation of public perception of waste management. Government of Galicia, Spain. Funded by FEDER-EU and
Government of Galicia (2002-2005).
- Evaluation of social perception of a chemical plant in A Coruna, Spain (1999-2000).
- Evaluation of Environmental Culture and Sustainability. Galicia, Spain (2006-2008)

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