Leonie is a junior researcher in Management and Business studies, with a specific research interest in sustainable business development and the necessary cognitive shifts required to implement sustainability in corporate settings.
Leonie is pursuing her doctoral degree with a focus on the micro-foundations of sustainability. Her research links cognitive processes with hands-on sustainable decision-making and corporate actions while exploring opportunities to overcome knowledge-behavior gaps in sustainable development. Further areas of interest are regenerative business development, radical transformations, degrowth, deep adaptation, and well-being.
Prior to joining the doctoral program, Leonie has been working as a junior educator aiming for transformative learning experiences for her students, especially in the area of sustainable development. She has presented on several occasions alternative and innovative teaching approaches and developed pedagogic course materials for University students, e.g. dealing with climate anxiety; sustainable entrepreneurship; Design Thinking for Sustainable Development, etc. She will continue this work throughout her doctoral journey and beyond.