Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
Researcher on environment and energy for nearly 30 years, from early pre-doctoral research on environmental audits and the effects of tourism on the Lake District through a thesis on ‘Local Authority responses to Climate Change’ to post-doctoral research on energy systems (nuclear and renewables), public engagement with energy (in every sense), and energy demand as it manifests through buildings, mobility, and everyday life. Previously a Research Associate in the Demand Centre, all my research is focussed on the social aspects of energy demand and use and the sustainability of energy systems, and has a focus on practices, inequalities and justice issues. This has meant focuses on e.g. fuel poverty as energy vulnerability, on mobility justice, and on consulting with local communities on proposals for nuclear waste management. Experience of running public engagement processes along with a qualitative research focus, are based on being a committed environmentalist in the deepest sense, speaking truth to power.
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