Biography

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Ricardo García Mira is Professor of Social Psychology at the Universidade da Coruña (UDC), specialized in Environmental Psychology. He led the People-Environment Research Group of the UDC from 1995. He was a member of the Parliament of Spain in the period 2016-2019 representing the province of A Coruña (Legislatures XI and XII), where he served as Spokesman for Climate Change of the Socialist Parliamentary Group in the Ecological Transition Commission. He was also a member of the Commission of Education and the Commission of Science, Innovation and Universities, as well as a member of the Economy and Foreign Affairs Committee.


García Mira was also President of the scientific society International Association for People-Environment Studies (2014-2018), and he is the President of the Institute of Psychosocial Studies and Research "Xoan Vicente Viqueira" from 2004. In 2016 he was appointed Visiting Professor of the Institute for Policy Research of the University of Bath, in the United Kingdom, for the period 2016-2020. On December 6, 2018, he was awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa by 'Alexandru Ioan Cuza' University of Iasi, Romania. On June 2018 he was awarded as a 'Fellow' of the International Association of Applied Psychology.


He was the Coordinator of the European Consortium of the LOCAW Project on reducing emissions in the workplace (2011-2013); Coordinator of the European Project of the GLAMURS Consortium on sustainable lifestyles and green economy (2014-2016); Partner of the Research Consortia linked to the research projects: TRANSIT (2014-2017) on social innovation; CONNECTING (2017-2022) on nature based solutions in urban transformations, and SMARTEES (2018-2021) on energy transition and social innovation. He also carried out social research on the Prestige disaster (2002-2008) and on the fires in Galicia (2006-2007).


Currently, he is the European Editor of the Journal of Architectural and Planning Research. He is also a member of the Editorial Group of Frontiers in Psychology, and a member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of Environmental Psychology. He has over 100 scientific publications and is a regular collaborator of the Broadcasting Radio Program "Voces de Galicia" of Radiovoz, as well as a columnist of the newspaper La Voz de Galicia.


Some of his more recent publications can be found in Academia.edu: https://people-environment-udc.academia.edu/RicardoGarciaMira

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