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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 Daniel Knight


Photovoltaic energy development and economic sustainability in Greece, Energy Systems in the Baltic regions
Professor S Marvin


Changing relations between cities, regions and infrastructure networks in a period of resource constraint, institutional restructuring and climate change
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.