Michael E P Allen is a PhD Researcher in the DEMAND Centre and Department of Sociology at Lancaster University, UK. His research looks at the energy use of live music events. He is particularly interested in how the temporal and spatial features of organised events influence social practices at events and shape energy demand.
Jillian Anable is Professor of Transport and Energy in the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. Her research focuses on transport and climate change with particular emphasis on the potential for demand-side solutions to reduce carbon and energy from transport. Recent research completed as part of the DEMAND Centre concerns attitudes to transport, energy and climate change with respect to trends and patterns in energy demand, business travel and energy-related economic stress in the UK.
Ben Anderson is a Senior Research Fellow in the University of Southampton’s Energy & Climate Change Division. He has a degree in Biology and Computer Science and a PhD in Computer Studies. His career has spanned commercial and academic research, focusing on what people do with technologies and how this impacts service and resource provision infrastructures. Whilst his early work focused on understanding the use of media and communications technologies through the triangulation of survey, time use and usage logging data, he now applies similar approaches to the study of energy demand, working with academic, policy and commercial partners.
Véronique Beillan works at the Électricité de France (EDF) R&D Division, France. Having graduated in sociology from the University of Paris V-Sorbonne, Véronique develops research on housing and domestic practices, social uses of energy and innovation carried out in smart home and smart grid projects. She has been involved in the European projects Grid4EU and CityOpt on smart grids cities and in ‘Socio-technical collectives and energy transition’ and ‘Labelling for Innovation’ projects funded by the French National Research Agency. She also contributed to the research programmes ‘People, energy and building’ and DEMAND (co-funded by EPSRC & EDF-ECLEER).
Stanley Blue is a Lecturer in Sociology at Lancaster University, UK. His work traces the reproduction of everyday practices that matter for sustainability and health. His current research examines the temporal organisation of working practices in large institutions.
Julian Burkinshaw is a PhD Researcher in the DEMAND Centre and the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. He received his bachelor degree in Geography from the University of Salford in 2012. His doctoral research focusses on flexible working practices and what role these may have in shifting and reducing travel demand for the journey to work. Involved are investigations into interactions between work, travel and the household in order to further understand the complex phenomena of commuting. This approach will provide insight into potential energy demand reduction within transport.
Mitchell Curtis is a Research Engineer in the Technologies for Sustainable Built Environments Centre, University of Reading, UK. Prior to becoming a Research Engineer, Mitchell spent over 10 years working in the information technology and communications industries as an analyst and project manager. Mitchell has a Bachelor in Commerce from Canterbury University, a Master of Communications from Victoria University, a Master of Science in Renewable Energy from University of Reading, and is currently undertaking a PhD in Engineering.
Rosie Day is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her research interests centre around social inequalities in access to and experience of environmental and energy resources, with a related interest in environments of ageing and older age. She works collaboratively on a number of multidisciplinary projects in diverse international contexts.
Sylvie Douzou is a Senior Social Scientist at the Électricité de France (EDF) R&D Division, France, and Core Group member of DEMAND. Educated at University of Montreal and UQUAM, she set up and led for EDF-R&D the Energy Demand and Dynamics of Consumption Programme (EDF-ECLEER) and People, Energy & Buildings Programme (UK Research Councils/EDF-ECLEER). She leads the EDF social science research group on Energy, Technology and Society and collaborated on several co-funded European and French projects. Her current research focuses on the relationship between technology and social practice and the implications for energy systems and services.
Mathieu Durand-Daubin is a Researcher in the social science team at the Électricité de France (EDF) R&D Division, France. He has a degree in applied statistics. His research focuses on modeling the diversity and evolutions of households’ energy consumption, and relies on mixing complementary methods (qualitative and quantitative surveys, monitoring). This work involves partnerships with various academic actors including the DEMAND Centre, led by the University of Lancaster, and the EPFL urban sociology laboratory.
James Faulconbridge is Professor of Transnational Management, and Head of the Department of Organisation Work and Technology at Lancaster University, UK. His research examines a range of issues relating to the globalization of professional service firms, with particular focus upon the way knowledges and practices are reproduced and transformed within firms as they move across space. Recent research completed as part of the DEMAND Centre concerns how building design professionals develop knowledge about what is legitimate and normal in relation to building design, and how business travel has become an expected, normal and needed form of mobility.
Emmet Fox is a researcher at the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University, UK. He has researched senior leisure travel for the DEMAND centre while at the University of Birmingham and has published on Pierre Bourdieu and on climate change communication and receptivity in Ireland. He has particular interests in environmental sociology, participatory democracy, and social change.
Mary Greene is a PhD Researcher at the School of Geography and Archaeology, NUI Galway, Ireland. Her research interests focus on the dynamics of everyday practices over time and space and are situated at the interface between human geography, environmental sociology, environmental psychology, lifecourse studies and science and technology studies. She is especially interested in the inter-relationships between socio, cultural and technological change and evolution of social practices in peoples’ everyday lives. Her doctoral research situates these dynamics biographically to explore how practices change over the lifecourse within changing socio-technical landscapes.
Julia F Hibbert is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Tourism in the Faculty of Management, Bournemouth University, UK. Her doctoral research explored the role of identity in shaping travel behaviour. She specialises in qualitative research methods and has undertaken work examining aspects of ageing and dementia in tourism. Her research interests include tourism and the sharing economy, sustainable transport systems and disaster and crisis management within tourism.
Russell Hitchings is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at University College London, UK. His work uses qualitative social research methods to understand the cultural dynamics that shape the ways in which different groups of people come to organise specific aspects of their lives. The broader aim is to find effective ways of harnessing these dynamics in pursuit of healthier and more sustainable societies.
Allison Hui is an Academic Fellow in Sociology and the DEMAND (Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand) Research Centre at Lancaster University, UK. Her research examines transformations in everyday life in the context of changing global mobilities, focusing particularly on theorising social practices, consumption and travel. Recent co-edited publications include The Nexus of Practices (Routledge, 2017) and Traces of a Mobile Field (Routledge, 2017).
Ian Jones is a Research Fellow in the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. His research interests relate to professional urban and transport practices and the (re)allocation of urban road space with respect to sustainability, mobility and mobility systems. Recent research completed as part of the DEMAND Centre focuses on mobility related to business travel and the future of online shopping.
Greg Marsden is Professor of Transport Governance in the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. His research interests relate to the why and how of policy making and in particular the interaction between different agents and agencies in the policy process. He works extensively on issues surrounding climate change, resilience and energy in the transport sector (and beyond). Recent research completed as part of the DEMAND Centre concerns mobility and understanding whether we can design solutions which improve well-being but do not inherently require greater mobility.
Caroline Mullen is a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. Her research focuses on mobility and its implications for social, economic and environmental sustainability and justice, with an emphasis on travel needs, active travel, social and health equalities, and governance. Methodologically this involves the development of analytic frameworks for mobility planning, and social research methods, especially qualitative ones involving professionals and the public. Her research has informed transport strategies and planning (especially on cycling), and been used in collaboration with NGOs (active travel and mobility justice) and in public engagement.
Katerina Psarikidou is a Knowledge Exchange Senior Research Fellow at the Sociology Department and Centre for the Study of Environmental Change at Lancaster University, UK. Her research revolves around a multi-faceted exploration of the innovation and sustainability potential of alternative agro-food and mobility practices. She is currently working for the N8 HEFCE-funded AgriFood Resilience research programme. She has experience in interdisciplinary, cooperative and knowledge exchange research programmes (e.g. EC FAAN, EC PAGANINI, EPSRC Liveable Cities). Her research has been published in journals such as Ephemera, Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy, Sustainability, International Journal for the Sociology of Agriculture and Food.
Marlyne Sahakian is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Her research interest is in understanding consumption practices in relation to environmental impacts and social equity, and identifying transformative opportunities towards more sustainable societies. She is currently coordinating Swiss and European research projects on household energy and food consumption. Her recent work includes Keeping Cool in Southeast Asia: energy consumption and urban air-conditioning (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and an edited volume Food Consumption in the City: Practices and patterns in urban Asia and the Pacific (Routledge, 2016). She is a founding member of SCORAI Europe.
Stefan Smith is a Lecturer in Energy Systems and the Built Environment in the School of the Built Environment, University of Reading, UK. Stefan took up this position in 2012, having been a Research Fellow at the Institute for Energy and Sustainable Development, De Montfort University, researching energy system modelling and implications of climate on energy system behaviours. He has a PhD from the University of Nottingham, a Masters in software and systems development from the University of Glasgow, and a BSc (Hons) in Physics from the University of Nottingham.
Jacopo Torriti is an Associate Professor in Energy Economics and Policy in the School of the Built Environment, University of Reading, UK. Before joining the University of Reading in 2011, Jacopo held teaching and research positions at the London School of Economics, the University of Surrey, the European University Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He obtained a PhD from King’s College London, a Master in European Studies from King’s College London and a Laurea in Economics from Università di Milano.
Sue Venn is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity at the University of Surrey, UK, where she is exploring how people in diverse contexts negotiate their aspirations for the good life. Her research interests focus on sustainable lifestyles, everyday practices and lifecourse transitions. Prior to joining CUSP, Sue was a researcher at University College London and was part of the DEMAND Research Centre where she explored older peoples’ experiences of and aspirations for future travel beyond retirement.
Gordon Walker is Co-Director of the DEMAND (Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand) Research Centre at Lancaster University, and Professor in the Lancaster Environment Centre. He has wide ranging expertise on the social and spatial dimensions of sustainable energy issues, sustainable social practices and cross cutting issues and theories of climate, energy and environmental justice.
Alan Wiig is an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Community Development at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA. His research has examined the infrastructure of internet and mobile communication, as well as smart urbanization: the transformation of urban governance, civic exchange, and economic development through information technology. His current research project analyses the geopolitical underpinnings of global infrastructures underlying urban regeneration across the North Atlantic.