Dr. Olfa Arfaoui studied mathematical economics and econometrics at the undergraduate and graduate levels before obtaining her Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Geneva. She completed her Ph.D. dissertation at the enviroSPACE laboratory affiliated with F.-A. Forel for Environmental and Aquatic Sciences Department. EnviroSPACE is dedicated to spatial analyses and modeling of environmental problems.
Her doctoral research focuses on developing the theoretical knowledge and operational models of energy and climate policies by combining economic and spatial analysis with the engineering approach. The research’s scientific interest revolves around the quality of life and environmental aspects, particularly those linked to ecological transition.
Since January 2023, she has been collaborating with the Quality of Life (QoL) Technologies laboratory on fundraising, processing primary and secondary databases required for research and publications, as well as implementing various quality of life projects that measure various dimensions of the population well-being (namely related to health, environment, and social considerations).
Her current research interests focus mainly on (i) the ecological crisis and its impact on individuals’ mental health (eco-anxiety); (ii) building spatialized indicator systems based on different models as part of an evaluation process; (iii) the development of typological maps for decision-making.