Martha Bicket

Martha joined PSI in May 2012 and is a Senior Research Fellow in sustainability policy. Her current work includes the analysis of paradigms and public acceptability for the EU-funded FP7 project DYNAMIX, where she is exploring: how underlying societal paradigms and public acceptability affect resource-use policy effectiveness and feasibility; and the optimal design and sequencing of policies for absolute decoupling. Martha was recently involved in a scoping study for the EU Commission, where she drew upon a wide range of existing data and work, such as that of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, to identify priority sectors, materials and value chains for the transition to a circular economy, as well as key actors, winners and losers. Martha has experience in a range of research methods including the design, implementation and analysis of large-scale surveys, data visualisation techniques and in quantitative analysis and modelling software. Her other experience and interests include evaluation and appraisal, with a particular focus on Cost-Benefit Analysis, Social Discount Rates and the appraisal of projects and policies with long-term consequences.

Prior to joining PSI, Martha worked at the European Commission in Climate Change and Natural Hazards, DG Research and Innovation. Martha has a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Warwick and an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, where she specialised in Environmental Economics and Policy.

Qualifications

  • MSc Environmental Technology, Imperial College London, 2011
  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics, University of Warwick, 2009

Contact details

Projects


Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN)

MIN-GUIDE: Minerals Policy Guidance for Europe

Marylebone Road Subway: Pre- and post-improvement works surveys

Scoping study to identify potential circular economy actions, priority sectors, material flows & value chains

Evaluation of United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

Dynamic policy mixes for absolute decoupling of environmental impact of EU resource use from economic growth (DYNAMIX)

Consumer preferences for smart homes: a comparative study between the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy

Sustainable Development Research Network (Phase IV)

Independent mobility as a critical aspect of children's development and quality of life - an international comparative study

Publications



Baker Street Wonderpass: evaluation of improvement works


Children’s Independent Mobility: An International Comparison and Recommendations for Action


Scoping study to identify potential circular economy actions, priority sectors, material flows & value chains (report and annexes)


The development of smart homes market in the UK


Social barriers to the adoption of smart homes