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Dr. Gianna Lazzarini

Dr. Gianna Lazzarini

Dr. Gianna Lazzarini

ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management
Institute of Natural Resource Sciences
Grüentalstrasse 14
8820 Wädenswil

+41 (0) 58 934 53 58

Work at ZHAW

Position at the ZHAW

Research Associate at Geography of Food Research Group

Education and Continuing education

Expertise and research interests

Sustainable Food Systems,
Sustainability assessment of farms (using SMART),
Consumer perception and estimation of food sustainability,
Decision experiments,
Buyer-supplier relationships

Professional milestones

2018-2023: Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Frick, research associate
2017-2018: Consumer Behavior Group, ETH Zurich, PostDoc
2014-2017: Consumer Behavior Group, ETH Zurich, PhD student
2012-2013: International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Managua, Intern

Educational background

PhD, 2017, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich
MSc in Environmental Sciences, 2014, Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich
BSc in Environmental Sciences, 2013, Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich


Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Tennhardt, L., Lazzarini, G., Weisshaidinger, R., & Schader, C. (2022). Do environmentally-friendly cocoa farms yield social and economic co-benefits?. Ecological Economics, 197, 107428.

Hartmann, C., Lazzarini, G., Funk, A., & Siegrist, M. (2021). Measuring consumers’ knowledge of the environmental impact of foods. Appetite, 167, 105622.

Schader, C., Heidenreich, A., Kadzere, I., Egyir, I., Muriuki, A., Bandanaa, J., … Stolze, M. (2021). How is organic farming performing agronomically and economically in sub-Saharan Africa? Global Environmental Change, 70.

Curran, M., Lazzarini, G., Baumgart, L., Gabel, V., Blockeel, J., Epple, R., Stolze, M., Schader, C. (2020). Representative Farm-Based Sustainability Assessment of the organic Sector in Switzerland using the SMART-Farm Tool. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 4. doi:

Schader, C., Curran, M., Heidenreich, A., Landert, J., Blockeel, J., Baumgart, L., Ssebunya, B., Moakes, S., Marton, S., Lazzarini, G., Niggli, U., Stolze, M. (2019). Accounting for uncertainty in multi-criteria sustainability assessments at the farm level: Improving the robustness of the SMART-Farm Tool. Ecological Indicators, 106, 1313-1320. doi:

Siegrist, M., Hartmann, C., Lazzarini, G. A. (2019). Healthy choice label does not substantially improve consumers’ ability to select healthier cereals: results of an online experiment. British Journal of Nutrition, 121, 1313-1320. doi:

Lazzarini, G. A., Visschers, V. H. M., & Siegrist, M. (2018). How to improve consumers' environmental sustainability judgements of foods. Journal of Cleaner Production, 198, 564-574. doi:

Lazzarini, G. A., Visschers, V. H. M., & Siegrist, M. (2017). Our own country is best: Factors influencing consumers’ sustainability perceptions of plant-based foods. Food Quality and Preference, 60, 165-177. doi: 10.1016/j.foodqual.2017.04.008

Lazzarini, G. A., Zimmermann, J., Visschers, V. H. M., & Siegrist, M. (2016). Does environmental friendliness equal healthiness? Swiss consumers’ perception of protein products. Appetite, 105, 663-673. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.06.038