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 based on three main principles: collaborative and interdisciplinary research aiming to understand the role of values, knowledge and institutions in supporting transition pathways to sustainability; impact-oriented transdisciplinary research seeking impacts within and beyond academia; reciprocity and reflexivity, in the sense of respect for all persons involved in the research process, including in particular early career scholars and researchers from the Global South. Berta Martín-López is one of the most cited researchers worldwide (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022: "Highly Cited Researchers" report by Clarivate Analytic).

  • 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