Lydia Avrami is a postdoctoral researcher at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and postdoctoral scholar of the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY). Her postdoctoral research project, conducted at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration (University of Athens) (2017-2019), focuses on the social dimensions of climate change policy in times of crisis. She is a member of the research team of the project “Sustainable Tourism Development: Diving Tourism in Marine Protected Areas and Thermalism in Areas of Thermal Natural Resources” conducted by the National Center for Social Research (EKKE) (2017-2020). She co-lectures the course “Environmental Governance” of the Postgraduate Programme “International and European Studies” of the Department of Political Science (University of Athens) (2018-2019) in collaboration with Assoc. Professor Em. Doussis.
She studied Political Science and Public Administration (BSc) and European and International Studies (MSc) at the University of Athens. She was awarded with distinction her Ph.D. in European climate change policy from the University of Athens (2015) and she was Scholar of the A.G. Leventis Foundation (2011-2014). She was Visiting Researcher at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany (January-May 2014). Her research interests focus on energy and climate change policy, social and environmental inequalities, environmental policy effectiveness and the role of interest groups.