Prof. Dr. Berta Martín-López is Professor of International Sustainable Development and Planning and heads the Social-Ecological Systems Institute (SESI) at Leuphana with Prof. Dr. Jörn Fischer. Her research is collaborative, inter- and transdisciplinary aiming to understand the role of values, knowledge, and institutions in supporting transformation pathways to sustainability. She puts special emphasis on "care-full" research processes that foster reciprocity, reflexivity, and respect for all persons involved in the research process, including praxis partners, early career scholars and minorities. Berta Martín-López is one of the most cited researchers worldwide ("Highly Cited Researchers") and elected member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences.

  • Since 2015: Professorship for International Sustainable Development and Planning at Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • 2015: Visiting Scientist at the University of Oxford at the Institute for Environmental Change
  • 2014-2015: Visiting Scientist at the University of Copenhagen at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management
  • 2009-2014: Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • 2008-2009: PostDoc position at the Universidad de Almería