Dr Amy Isham is Lecturer in Psychology. She is an Environmental Psychologist whose research explores the relationship between psychological wellbeing and ecological sustainability. This work covers the factors that can help or hinder people’s ability to live both well and sustainably. She has particular interests in the impact of consumer culture upon personal and societal wellbeing as well as how psychological states such as flow or mindfulness may be able to support less materialistic flourishing.
Amy completed her PhD at the University of Surrey, working within the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP). Her PhD research examined the relevance of psychological 'flow' to the relationship between materialism and reduced personal well-being. Amy continues to collaborate with CUSP on research relating to the psychological dimensions of sustainable prosperity.
Prior to starting her PhD, Amy completed a BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Warwick and a MSc in Psychology of Advertising at Lancaster University. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.