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Durham Energy Institute

Energy and Society


Staff Department Research Area Email
Dr Simone Abram Anthropology Energy and Society; Energy Tourism; Landscape and planning; Practices of Public Participation
Professor Sandra Bell Anthropology Society and Energy; environmental anthropology
Prof Gavin Bridge Geography Geographies of energy transition and governance; politics of resource control and use.
Professor H A Bulkeley Geography Urban climate change policy and planning; private sector/community-based responses to climate change; smart grids and society; changing energy use and practice in households; energy and climate change justice
Dr B Campbell Anthropology Low Carbon Energy for Development Network; energy transitions in the Himalayas; biogas for forest livelihoods; renewable energy and indigenous peoples
Dr J Covey Psychology How best to communicate information about risks and benefits to either improve the quality of people's decision making or change their attitudes and behaviours
Dr C M Davidson SGIA Politics and economics of the Middle East's oil monarchies
Professor R Hudson Geography Energy use; poverty; policy; demand; Economic & social regeneration in 'old' industrial regions,
Professor Tooraj Jamasb

Business School

Energy sector reform and market liberalisation; global energy policy and energy demand.

Dr Andrés Luque-Ayala


Critical geography of energy; energy politics,
security and risk; local governance of energy and renewable resources; socio-technical
examination of ‘smart’ urbanization
Dr Marcus Power


Affordable access to energy in low income societies; clean energy for 'development'; the Rising Powers and Low Carbon transitions in sub-Saharan Africa.

Professor Janet Stewart

Modern Languages

Energy culture and humanities; cultural and theoretical approaches to oil; petrocultures; visual culture

Dr Tom Yarrow


Energy and the built environment; the intersections and conflicts between energy conservation and heritage conservation; the political and social consequences of energy infrastructures, the social construction of energy knowledge and expertise.