Dr Harriet Baird

Dr Harriet Baird

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Harriet Baird is a Post-Doctoral Research Associates on Many Happy Returns where she uses behavioural science to help tackle problems caused by single-use plastic. 

Harriet is a Social and Health Psychologist with expertise in self-regulation (how people direct their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours in order to achieve their goals) and in the design and evaluation of interventions designed to promote behaviour change.

Harriet’s role is to explore how we can use behavioural science to help tackle the problems caused by single-use plastics.

Harriet’s research career began with a BSc in Psychology from the University of Sheffield (2011). She then completed her MSc. In Psychology Research Methods here at the University of Sheffield in 2012, and was awarded the ‘Michael Siegal Prize’ for best Master’s Thesis.

Before beginning her PhD, Harriet undertook three Research Assistant posts, gaining experience of experimental techniques across different fields of psychology. These included NHS-related research and industry-based research. Harriet obtained her PhD in Psychology from the University of Sheffield in 2018. Before MHR, Harriet was part of Plastics: Redefining Single-Use.

Read more about Harriet’s research here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Harriet_Baird2

  • Many Happy Returns
  • Plastics: Redefining Single Use