Michael Greenhough is a PhD student within the CREDS Flexibility theme. Working under the supervision of theme colleagues Professor Elizabeth Shove and Dr Stanley Blue, Michael contributes to the ‘Conceptualising Flexibility’ and the ‘Flexibility: past, present and future’ themes. His ESRC funded research within the Sociology Department at Lancaster University covers the role of seasonality in the renewable energy sector, examining the way in which practices vary across social and natural seasons, and what impact this has on the timing of energy demand. He is also interested in the development of renewable energy technologies, how they are conceived to be ‘flexible’, and how they relate to patterns and variations in practices and energy demand.
At the end of 2019, Michael completed his MA dissertation, looking at the role of the ‘summer’ and the conceptions and practices of the seasons in wider society. Michael holds an MA in Social Research
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