Role at Tyndall
I am a human geographer and use qualitative methods to examine risk perception and how the public socially construct and engage with environmental and technocratic risks. Such risks include: energy technologies such as civil nuclear power, renewables or coal with carbon capture and storage; climate change; geoengineering. I am also interested in how the public engages with/resists notions of low carbon lifestyles and low carbon transitions, including examining how they themselves consume/perceive energy. The interaction of place, space and context underpins and flows throughout all of these interests. In addition, I am dedicated to the continued development of innovative qualitative research methods (e.g. episodic narrative interviews and photo elicitation), mixed method and interdisciplinary research.