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Technische Universität Berlin
Institute of Vocational Education and Work Studies
Education for Sustainable Nutrition and Food Science
Room: MAR 1.039
Tel.: 030-314 73609
Fax.: 030-314 21120
Mariam Nikravech studied political sciences in Sciences Po Lyon, France with a focus on monitoring and evaluation of public policies and on social development policies.
She worked as impact evaluation research manager at the University of Mannheim and in several consultancies specialized in the evaluation of development projects in developing countries. She conducted studies on education and life-skills training interventions in Ethiopia and in South Asia.
She is a PhD candidate at the TU Berlin since November 2018 and works since January 2019 at IBBA as research assistant in the project FoodLabHome and joined in October 2019 the EU-Project SUSINCHAIN (Sustainable Insect Value-Chains).
Mariam’s primary research interests comprise global food systems and food value chains as well as sustainable development policies. As a combination of her research interests, she investigates the case of public policies tackling food waste and promoting sustainable lifestyles with a special focus on consumer’s food waste and the acceptance of insects as food in Europe. Among others, she evaluates the effect of education and nudge interventions aiming at reducing food waste at consumer’s level.
Methodologically, she has great interest in causal inference, but also into conducting mixed methods research, combining experiment and public policy qualitative research.
Nikravech, M., Wilhelm-Rechmann A., Kwan V., Dobernig K., and Langen N. (2020). “Limiting food waste via grassroots initiatives as a potential for climate change mitigation: a systematic review” Presentation. 4th International SCORAI Conference. Northeastern University Boston / KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, 10.-12. Juni 2020 [ACCEPTED –moved online due to Covid-19]
Nikravech M., Langen N., Bendisch F., Reinermann F., Ziesemer F., Abel S., Pleissner D., Schrader U., & Fischer D. (2020). “The contribution of education for climate to improving food waste reduction behaviour” Poster Session. GlobalFood Symposium 2020, Göttingen, 24-25 April 2020. [ACCEPTED – conference cancelled due to Covid-19]
Nikravech, M., Langen N. (2019). Vermeidung von Lebensmittelabfällen in Haushalten: Schul-Projekt „FoodLabHome“. Presentation within the European Week of Waste Prevention, Federal Press Office, Berlin, 18th November 2019.
« Humanitarian aid and natural disasters: An impact evaluation in Pakistan. Preliminary results » (on the behalf of Dr. Avdeenko, Prof. Dr. Frölich, Dr. Vasquez Escallon). Presented during the 3ie Humanitarian Assistance Thematic Window Panel, 8th African Evaluation Association Conference, Kampala, Uganda, 27th März 2017.
« Humanitarian aid and natural disasters: An impact evaluation in Pakistan. Preliminary results» (on the behalf of Dr. Avdeenko, Prof. Dr. Frölich, Dr. Vasquez Escallon). Presented the qualitative research component during the conference « Humanitarian aid and natural disasters » in Islamabad, Pakistan, 12th Oktober 2017.
Nikravech, M.; Kwan, V.; Dobernig, K.; Wilhelm-Rechmann, A.; Langen, N. (2020). Limiting food waste via grassroots initiatives as a potential for climate change mitigation: a systematic review. Environmental Research Letters 15 (12). https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aba2fe 
Other non-academic publications
«HelloFresh Global Food Waste Study – Global Report » (with Dr. Melanie Speck, Felix Buchborn, Sebastian Schuster, Dr. Anne Caplan, Manuel Bickel, Esra Keskin, Paul Suski, Prof. Dr. Nina Langen, Prof Dr. Erica Van Herpen, Tobias Engelmann, Dr. Shima Barakat). For HelloFresh. March 2020.
«Improving Adolescents' Life Skills in South Asia: Knowledge Management Pakistan Country Report» (with Prof. Dr. Markus Frölich und Agathe Rivière). For UNICEF Pakistan. April 2019.
«Improving Adolescents' Life Skills in South Asia: Knowledge Management Afghanistan Country Report» (with Prof. Dr. Markus Frölich, Dr. Atika Pasha und Agathe Rivière).For UNICEF Afghanistan. Februar 2019.
«Improving Adolescents' Life Skills in South Asia: Knowledge Management Bangladesh Country Report» (with Prof. Dr. Markus Frölich, Dr. Asmus Zoch und Agathe Rivière). For UNICEF Bangladesch. März 2018.
«Improving Adolescents' Life Skills in South Asia: Knowledge Management Nepal Country Report» (with Prof. Dr. Markus Frölich und Dr. Asmus Zoch). For UNICEF Nepal. April 2018.
«Final Evaluation Report: An Impact Evaluation of Alternative Basic Education in Ethiopia – The case of the regions Afar, Oromia and Somali» (with Dr. Adrien Bouguen, Prof. Dr.Markus Frölich, Linh Nguyen, und Dr. Asmus Zoch). November 2017. For UNICEF Äthiopien. Dezember 2017.
Qualitative boxes as part of the follow-up report «Humanitarian aid and natural disasters: An impact evaluation in Pakistan» (PIs: Dr. Avdeenko, Prof. Dr. Frölich, Dr. Vasquez Escallon). For 3ie. Juni 2017.
Fall 2019, Summer 2020, Fall 2020 – Scientific working methods and theories of sciences, Technische Universität Berlin.
Fall 2016 – Programming in Stata (Lecture + Exercise), University Mannheim