Senior Research Associate, DEMAND Centre, Lancaster University

My research explores the connections and tensions between everyday life and sustainability, and in particular energy demand. In my current project, with the DEMAND Centre in Lancaster, I am looking at how rapidly changing arrays of information technologies and services are tied up with changing patterns of activity and energy consumption, in the home and beyond. Inspired by theories of social practice, this builds on my recently completed PhD research. In it, I investigated how domestic energy consumption in cooking, thermal comfort, computing and entertainment varied in relation to everyday practice, and how these variations in turn reflect longer and more general changes taking place in the social organisation of everyday life.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Research Associate, DEMAND Centre, Lancaster University

Education

  • 2014 
    Lancaster University, PhD