Nanda Wijermans

Photo: Cato Lein

I am an interdisciplinary researcher working at both the Insittute for Futures Studies and the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. 

I am driven by a deep curiosity to understand dynamics of human behaviour in its cognitive, social and biophyscial context. My research thus focuses on situated human behaviour in groups, concerning the why and how of collective action in social dilemmas. I use agent-based social simulation in combination with other approaches to advance this understanding through exploration and experimentation.

At the Institute for Futures Studies, I explore and develop testable explanations concerning the strength of norms under different levels of risk (e.g. climate change, pandemic). My work is highly collaborative and uses modelling also as a ’tool' for a research process in which different researchers, methods, and/or data are combined. 

Three recently published works