My research concerns energy use by households and organisations, and uses a multi-disciplinary approach to understand current patterns of use and to identify opportunities for reducing energy use and carbon emissions.
I am currently working on two projects. The first is looking at the future of residential heating and the role of electrification for UKERC (UK Energy Research Centre). The other is called ENLITEN - and involves working with the University of Bath to investigate reducing carbon emissions from energy use in buildings by incentivising and influencing changes in the habitual behaviours of the buildings’ occupants.
Until recently, I was working on a project called Building Expertise, which investigated the current and potential future roles for a range of professions as they react to the low-carbon renovation agenda, in both the UK and France. Results from this project are still making their way into the literature - see my academia.edu page for journal articles and conference papers.
Other research interests include: personal carbon allowances / trading, carbon emissions from the higher education sector, energy and equity, carbon offsets and decision-making by organisations and individuals.