Researcher, Complexity Science Hub Vienna, University of Graz
Andrew is a researcher at the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change at the University of Graz and the Complexity Science Hub Vienna. His research aims to better understand the complex dynamics of social-ecological systems and how these can be managed to ensure that humanity remains within the safe operating space of the planetary boundaries.
Andrew’s background bridges a wide range of scientific fields. After completing Bachelor degrees in physics, philosophy and psychology, he went on to Master and PhD degrees in theoretical physics, focussed on multiscale analysis and optimisation of complex energy systems. As a PostDoc, Andrew first extended his PhD research at the VU University Amsterdam before joining Stockholm Resilience Centre to develop models of multiscale dynamics in social-ecological systems and study systemic resilience within the planetary boundaries.
Now at the Wegener Center and CSH Vienna, Andrew is further developing this work and also contributes to more general theoretical work on the foundations of complex adaptive systems. His research interests include statistical physics, ecological economics, societal metabolism, theoretical biology, environmental psychology and the philosophy of science.