Research

My research interests lie mainly in transitions to sustainable development, in other words, how systemic change can be achieved to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and environmental destruction more broadly. This includes human dimensions in low carbon transitions; low carbon technologies and their use, such as microgeneration; social innovation for sustainability; and social movements, including divestment from fossil fuels, activism and local initiatives for change. The main theoretical background of this work is transitions theory, with related theories including strategic niche management and diffusion of innovation. I am also interested in questions of achieving more radical change, considering ideas such as de-growth and sufficiency, and the inherent tensions between the economic growth paradigm and reducing (energy) consumption.