University of Oxford
Debbie is a Departmental Research Lecturer at the University of Oxford, jointly appointed by the School of Geography and the Environment and the Transport Studies Unit. Debbie completed her master’s degree (with distinction) from King’s College London in 2010, and PhD from the University of Otago (New Zealand) in December 2013. She undertook postdoctoral training at the Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago (New Zealand) on the Energy Cultures project, and the UKRC Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand.
Debbie is the Associate Editor (Sustainable Transport & Mobilities) of the Journal of Sustainable Tourism. From 2018-2019, she is undertaking a part-time academic secondment to the New Zealand Ministry of Transport working with academic transport and mobilities communities, and policymakers to examine how ‘evidence’ is used in the policy process, and to find ways to develop policy-academic communication.
Debbie’s research focuses on low-carbon transitions and social dimensions of climate change. She has published on topics including the governance of automated vehicle innovation in the UK, the sustainability of urban goods mobilites, and young adult’s travel behaviours. She co-edited Low Carbon Mobility Transitions (Goodfellow, Oxford) in 2016.
- The expected speed and impacts of vehicle automation in passenger and freight transport: A Dissensus Delphi study among UK professionals
- A spatial whole systems justice approach to sustainability transitions
- Identifying double energy vulnerability: A systematic and narrative review of groups at-risk of energy and transport poverty in the global north
- Energy and transport planning
- New dimensions of vulnerability to energy and transport poverty
- Imagining sustainable energy and mobility transitions: Valence, temporality, and radicalism in 38 visions of a low-carbon future
- Autonomous vehicles and the future of urban tourism
- Transitions in energy efficiency and demand
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