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Professor, Sociology, Lancaster University

Professor Elizabeth Shove is a sociologist at Lancaster University, UK. Elizabeth has written about everyday life, inconspicuous consumption, and the dynamics of social practice. She is currently co-director of the DEMAND (Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand) Research Centre- see:

She previously held an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) fellowship, Transitions in practice: Climate change and everyday life: for more details and link to the "extraordinary lecture" on how social science can help climate change policy, see: .

Recent books include "The Dynamics of Social Practice" with Mika Pantzar and Matt Watson,, and Sustainable Practices: Social theory and climate change, edited with Nicola Spurling.


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    Professor, Lancaster University