Carlos is an environmental psychologist by training and currently Head of Research Impact for St Andrews University. Before this he was a Research Impact Officer for the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow (2015-2018) and Impact Research Fellow for the RCUK funded dot.rural Digital Economy Hub at Aberdeen University (2013-2015). Prior to this, he worked in the Social, Economic and Geographic Sciences Group (SEGS) at The James Hutton Institute (2009-2013) and the Robert Gordon University where he gained a PhD and undertook Lecturing (2005-2009).
Carlos’ PhD focused on psychological perspective-taking and emotion in environmental evaluation and environmental preference, while his BSc, from the Faculty of Psychology at UNAM (Mexico City, 2005), was a study about the disciplinary differences of tacit skills and tacit knowledge at UNAM. Carlos is confident and proficient with both quantitative and qualitative methodologies and his research interests include impact evaluation, monitoring and reporting; perspective-taking; well-being, and behaviour change. All of which are linked to a profound interest in how people perceive, make sense and relate to each other and the world around them.