Centre for Behaviour Change


Ayse Ustaoglu Allison


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Research Fellow


Dr Ayşe Lisa Allison is a Research Fellow in Behavioural Science at the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change and UCL Plastic Waste Innovation Hub. Ayşe's research focusses on applying principles, methods and frameworks from the social and behavioural sciences to understand and change behaviours concerning health and sustainability. Ayşe is an interdisciplinary, mixed-methods researcher and has a wide range of research interests including circular economy, just transitions and 'commoning'. Her research to date has primarily focused on waste management with a focus on food and plastic waste. She has also conducted research into the adoption of clean cooking technologies, social life cycle assessment methodology and gardening promotion. Most recently, Ayşe has been applying behavioural science to optimise the system for the sustainable provision of nappies, incontinence pads and period products.

Current projects

The Comfort Loop: a systems approach for sustainable hygiene products