Carly McLachlan

University of Manchester

Current Position
Faculty - Lecturer in Carbon Accounting

Role at Tyndall
Carly is currently working research projects related to waste in supply chains and community energy. She teaches on a variety of topics including: carbon management, waste manageent and research methods.

Research Interests
Carly McLachlan is a Researcher at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester. Her research interests focus on how stakeholders, including publics, engage with energy and sustainability issues. Her previous research projects, completed as part of Tyndall's interdisciplinary team, have covered a range of topics including: stakeholder engagement with integrated climate change models, stakeholder assessments of carbon capture and storage, an assessment UK tidal energy policy and adaptation and mitigation in the UK food system. Her PhD research centred on two detailed case studies of renewable energy developments and considered: the competing symbolic interpretations made of the developments and the place in which they were situated; the interaction of lay and expert knowledge; and the impact of the process of consultation on attitudes to the developments. Whilst seeking to integrate interdisciplinary insights, Carly's Science and Technology Studies perspective frames her consideration of the meanings associated with different energy related behaviours and attitudes. Carly's active research projects include: Stepping Up Innovations in the Water-Energy-Food nexus (EPSRC), Community Energy FInance (UKERC), Accelerating emissions reductions in the car sector (UKERC), Carbon assessment of electricity network innovations (Ofgem).

Research areas

Contact information


Phone: +44 (0)161 306 3764

Postal Address
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research University of Manchester Pariser Building Sackville Street MANCHESTER M13 9PL