Her desire to contribute to a societal transformation towards sustainability orients her praxis and research interests. These include sustainability governance; decision-making and policy formation under conditions of complexity; science-policy interfaces; integration of natural and social sciences research; environmental research strategies; and sustainability transformation of businesses.

Most of the research, teaching or consulting projects in which she is currently involved are European or international in scope.  She regularly teaches on sustainability issues (graduate to post-doc level). She is a member of the Board of Directors of Ion Beam Applications (IBA s.a.) and a member of several advisory committees in the field of sustainability. She was the Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency until 2016.