Ines Oman

Ms. Ines Omann
Associated Senior Researcher
Tel.: +43 676 82277626

Arbeitsschwerpunkt: Projekt „AdJUST“

Ines Omann is an ecological economist and environmental systems scientist focusing in her research on socio-ecological transformation, climate change and policy, transdisciplinary sustainability research. She is also a moderator and facilitator. Ines Omann is working since 2018 as a senior researcher at ÖFSE. She is carrying out research projects, gives presentations and is moderating processes at the science-policy/society-interface. Her working languages are German and English.

Working areas:

  • Just Transition
  • Climate pathways and policies
  • Public participation
  • Participatory research
  • Stakeholder engagement, moderation, facilitation


Professional career

  • 2021/2022 Coordination of the first Austrian climate citizens assembly
  • Since 2019: Conducting seminars and trainings on Art of Hosting, moderation and facilitation methods, participatory research, co-creation of events, transdisciplinary science in general
  • Since 2018 Senior researcher for socio-ecological transformation at the Austrian Research Foundation for International Development
  • Since 2016 Self employed in sustainability research and facilitation
  • Since 2009 Design, moderation and facilitation of diverse events (workshops, conferences, symposia, focus groups) in the areas of transformation towards a sustainable and climate neutral society, public participation, sustainable lifestyles, regional development and sustainable development.
  • 2017-2018 Senior researcher at the Research Group “Sustainable Resource Use”, Institute for Ecological Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien)2014-2016 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Helmholtz Research Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig
  • 2004-2013 Senior researcher at the Sustainable Europe Research Institute, Vienna; one of eight partners of the company. Head of the group ‘sustainable strategies and quality of life’
  • Since 1998 teaching at national and international universities

Universitäre Ausbildung

Studies in Environmental Systems Science and Economics at the Universities of Graz and Lund, Sweden (graduation 1997); PhD studies in Ecological Economics at the Universities of Graz and Leeds, UK (PhD 2004)