Sabine is a Social Psychologist engaged in basic and applied research. Her applied work focuses on the human dimension in environmental issues. She investigates perceptions and behaviour change, particularly in the area of protecting marine environments, marine litter and microplastics and energy efficiency. Other applied work examines restorative effects of natural environments including the use of natural environments in healthcare. Her basic research has been in social cognition. Sabine has been involved in research projects funded by EPSRC, ESRC, DEFRA, DECC, NERC, FP7 and H2020. She has more than 50 peer-review publications including papers in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, Environment & Behavior and Nature Human Behaviour. Within the MARLISCO project she led the evaluation of science-in-society activities regarding marine litter in 14 European countries plus Turkey, summarised in a guide for influencing behaviour. Within the eViz-project we ran field studies testing energy visualisations with the Eden Project / DECC and Plymouth City Council, and a >5,000 home trial run in collaboration with the UK’s Behavioural Insights Team. She is one of two behavioural scientists involved in the United Nations GESAMP Working Group 40 on microplastics and a Director on the Board of Plymouth Energy Communities (https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/sabine-pahl).