Peter Forman is a Senior Research Associate on CREDS Flexibility theme. His role on the project involves investigating the past, present and future of flexibility in relation to UK energy demand. Peter’s broader research covers the relationships between energy, infrastructures, everyday (in)securities and political ecologies. He is particularly concerned with conceptualising the causes and consequences of dynamism and change within socio-material systems, and with examining the technologies and strategies employed to anticipate these changes and render them known and governable. In 2017, Peter completed his ESRC-funded doctoral thesis in Durham University’s Geography Department, looking at the everyday (in)security politics surrounding the UK circulation of natural gas. He later held a teaching fellowship in the Institute for Political Science at the University of Tuebingen (Germany), teaching on the themes of security and contemporary energy politics, and a 6-month research associate position at Durham University, working with Professor Nicky Gregson to research (in)flexibilities within contemporary UK waste management arrangements. Peter also holds an MA in Social Research Methods and a BA(Hons) in Human Geography.
- From capabilities to capacity: Examining core power capacity requirements in the UK residential sector under the capabilities framework
- Historicising flexibility
- Conceptualising flexibility: Challenging representations of time and society in the energy sector
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