Janine Morley is the Principle Investigator on a CREDS Flexible Fund: Early Career Researcher Scheme project. She was previously a Senior Research Associate in the DEMAND Centre at Lancaster University, where she also completed her PhD in 2014.
Her research focuses on the sociology of energy demand, particularly in relation to domestic environments. In her PhD, she investigated energy-relevant variations in practices associated with thermal comfort, cooking, and home computing. Her work with the DEMAND centre developed the latter in a project which explored the changing roles of digital devices and services within the home, and the implications for shifting patterns of energy demand. In particular, it drew attention to the rapid growth in data demand that underpins the contemporary rise of internet-based entertainment, and the globally distributed increases in energy consumption this entails.
The CREDS project revisits another aspect of her PhD research and builds on her interest in clothing as an aspect of thermal comfort that contributes to demand for space heating.
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