BiographieInitially trained as a biologist, with a Masters' in ecology and evolutionary biology done between France and the USA, I drifted towards social sciences during my doctoral research at the National Institute for Agricultural Research in Toulouse, where I focused on the learning processes of farmers who develop innovating practices.
Since then, I have worked on interdisciplinary projects exploring inter-professional collaboration, learning processes, and behavioral change, in the fields of agriculture, mountain system management, and medicine (robotic surgery). I apply methods from anthropology and work psychology, typically from an intervention-research perspective, to identify barriers to collaboration and learning and reflect with the people concerned on ways to move forward. Qualitative methodology is a particular interest of mine: I believe that there is a lot to be gained from the further development of qualitative methods that enable people with diverse backgrounds to reflect deeply on their mental constructs and behaviors, and to actually engage in open dialogue with one another.
I joined EPFL in February 2023, where I work primarily in an ETH Joint Initiative on science and policy dialogue (ENGAGE) with a focus on energy strategy.
Through my co-supervision of Simon Ladino Cano's PhD, I am involved in a project on household consumption and behavioral changes in the Arc Lémanique (Panel Lémanique); and I am also responsible for the involvement of students at HERUS -if you are a student reading this and interested in the work done in our lab, please do not hesitate to reach out and we will have a chat!
EPFL, Human-Environment Relations in Urban Systems
University of Lausanne, Interdisciplinary Center for Mountain Research
University of Neuchâtel, Institute of Anthropology
University of Neuchâtel, Institute of Psychology and Education
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Agronomie de Toulouse
French National Institute for Agricultural Research