Dr Katherine Ellsworth-Krebs is a Lecturer in Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews, UK. Katherine has written about domestic energy and low-carbon living; investigating how lifestyle expectations influence, and are influenced, by the physical features of the home. Her research is informed by a growing body of literature on social practice theory and the importance of a socio-technical perspective. Thus, moving away from ideas of behaviour change, informed by social-psychology and centred on the individual, to thinking more broadly about what energy is for.
Recent publications include 'Home-ing in on domestic energy research: 'house', 'home' and the importance of ontology' with Louise Reid and Colin Hunter as well as 'Conceptualising energy prosumption: exploring energy production, consumption and microgeneration in Scotland, UK' with Louise Reid.