My broad research interests focus around the socio-technical assemblages of renewable energy systems, public perceptions and reaction to energy transitions, sustainable housing and behaviours, energy justice, and the social challenges associated with the development of the shale gas industry. I specialise in using mixed method approaches in my research, including GIS analysis, participatory mapping, mobile and social data collection, quantitative analysis and a range of social science techniques to assess socio-environmental interactions of the energy landscape.
My current research activities include:
- ‘Beyond the ‘energy silo’: exploring energy challenges and their interactions with food, water and health in rural India and Scotland’ (Scottish Alliance for Geosciences, Environment & Society PECRE award). 2016
- ‘Getting the right spatial and social mix: improved methods for planning community renewable energy facilities’ (SECURE feasibility project, EPSRC). 2015