Dr. Terry Van Gevelt

Assistant Professor in Environmental Sustainability, Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong

Staff Profile

Dr Terry VAN GEVELT is Assistant Professor in Environmental Sustainability at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong. His current research focuses primarily on how risk perceptions and behaviours affect climate change policy. He draws on insights from behavioural public policy and employs methodologies ranging from experimental methods to ethnography, immersive virtual reality experiences, and machine learning. Terry also maintains a leading research profile in the areas of environmental and energy policy. His research has been published in high impact journals, including Nature Climate Change, Scientific Reports, Climatic Change, Environmental Science and Policy, Energy Policy and Global Environmental Change. Terry is Associate Editor for the journal Energy for Sustainable Development and a Fellow at the Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance at the University of Cambridge. He collaborates with a wide international research network and has held or will be taking up visiting fellowships at Seoul National University, National University of Singapore, and Cornell University. From 2017 to 2020, Terry held a joint-appointment at the Faculty of Engineering and spearheaded interdisciplinary teaching and research across the university. Prior to joining the University of Hong Kong, Terry was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Land Economy and the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. He holds MPhil and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge.