Research

My research focuses on climate change policy with a particular interest in low carbon technology transfer and development, and on public engagement with climate change. 

The majority of my current research is undertaken via my work in the ESRC STEPS Centre, where I co-convene the Centre's Energy and Climate research domain and its Africa Sustainability Hub (part of the Pathways to Sustainability Global Consoritum).

I currently supervise five doctoral students:

1. Victoria Kasprowicz, "An institutional development perspective on prepaid solar electrification and gender relations in rural off-grid communities", ESRC +3 studentship, co-supervised with Rob Byrne in SPRU

2. Andrew Hook: "Following REDD+: Examining the policy translation and policy impact of REDD+ in Guyana", ESRC 1+3 studentship, co-supervised with Ian Scoones, IDS

3. Anne-Marie Verbeken: "Scaling up green mini-grids in Kenya and Tanzania", self-funded, co-supervised with Rob Byrne, SPRU

4. Sarah Becker: "Psychology of Carbon Footprint Reduction", ESRC 1+3 studentship, co-supervised with Paul Sparks, Psychology

5. Lorenz Gollwitzer: "Institutional Innovation for Pro-Poor Electricity Access in Sub-Saharan Africa", self-funded, co-supervised with Adrian Ely, SPRU

I have previously co-supervised the following doctoral students to completion:

1. Jose Opazo: "The politics of system innovation for emerging technologies: Understanding the uptake of off-grid renewable electricity in rural Chile", funded by Chilean Ministry for Energy and GEF, co-supervised with Jim Watson, SPRU

2. Robert Oakes: "Using Q methodology and agent based modelling to understand household hurricane evacuation decisions", self-funded, co-supervised with Dom Kniveton, Geography

3. Kyoong Hoon Lee, "Institutional advantages and development of the photovoltaic (PV) industry of Germany, China, and South Korea", funded by Government of South Korea, co-supervised with Mick Dunford, Geography