University of Plymouth
Julie is an environmental psychologist, with a background in education, specialising in research on the behavioural outcomes of using visual behavioural antecedents to make energy (heat) visible in buildings. Research has explored how individuals respond to energy efficiency communications and especially how they understand heat in buildings.
As a research fellow on the eViz Project, Julie especially explored how to reduce energy demand in buildings, by transforming people’s understanding and behaviour, through novel energy visualisations using personal pervasive digital technologies.
Julie has experience on research council funded projects involving multidisciplinary teams and collaborations with business, community groups and policy stakeholders (e.g the eViz Project (TEDDI), the RealValue project; Horizon 2020).
Other recent environmental research has been in the field of marine plastic litter and microplastics. A United Nations Environment Programme used an online survey to take stock of existing activities and actions (taken by government and non-government entities) towards the long-term elimination of discharges into the oceans, to reduce marine plastic litter and microplastics.
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