My broad area of research interest is the social and spatial dimensions of environmental, sustainability and risk issues.
Recent research and writing has focused on:
- environmental justice theory, concepts and practice and the investigation of inequalities in the distribution of environmental goods and bads ('Environmental Justice: Concepts, Evidence and Politics' Routledge 2012);
- sustainability, social practice, and transitions, working with Elizabeth Shove and others in the Sustainable Practices Research Group (ESRC/DEFRA funded led by Manchester University);
- energy demand and use, energy poverty, vulnerability and thermal comfort (EPSRC projects 'Conditioning Demand' and the 'Interdisciplinary Cluster on Energy Systems, Equity and Vulnerability')
- the social dimensions of sustainable energy technologies, public engagement with community energy projects (TSEC Beyond Nimbysim and Community Energy Initiatives projects);
- risk governance and risk communication related to floods and technological risks (EU CAPHAZ, SCENARIO and ARMONIA projects);
- the use and production of environmental science by NGOs and the commodification of science in consumer products (collaborating with Sally Eden);
- the use of Q-methodology in geographical research.