Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex
Devon Wemyss has been researching in applied social science in the fields of innovation, sustainability and energy since 2014 at the Zurich University of Applied Science. She undertakes challenging and relevant real-world problems with diverse actors groups including energy start-ups, household electricity consumers, and energy incumbents. Her multi-disciplined background began in Canada with a bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering (McGill University, 2007), followed by a master degree in Environmental Science (ETH Zurich, 2012).
In September 2019, she started a PhD at the University of Sussex with a focus on how digital tools facilitate pro-environmental behaviour in individuals. She has been involved in several real-world behaviour change interventions, as well as more practice-focused consulting work. She is a researcher in the current H2020 project SONNET (Social iNNovation in Energy Transitions) wherein the co-evolution of social and digital innovations is investigated.