Irina Shmelyova

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Irina Alexandrovna Shmeleva (Russian: Ири́на Алекса́ндровна Шмелева) is an environmental psychologist, formerly Professor of the School of International Relations of St. Petersburg State University. Dr Shmeleva has authored several books on the psychology of ecological consciousness, sustainable development, sustainable urban development, cross-cultural psychology and numerous papers on international environmental policy, international relations, and environmental discourse.


Dr Shmeleva is a Director of the Institute of Sustainable Development based in St Petersburg. She has held Visiting Professorships at:

In 2005, Ass. Prof., Dr. Shmeleva co-organized an International Conference "Globalization, New Economy and the Environment. Business and Society Challenges for Sustainable Development", held at St Petersburg State University (

In 2005-2006, Dr. Shmeleva collaborated with Dr. Stanislav Edward Shmelev on the series of interdisciplinary international workshops focused on the subject of sustainable cities.

Published works[edit]

Additional papers in peer-reviewed journals could be viewed following the link: