Noel Longhurst

small Longhurst, NI am an economic geographer who is interested in the relationships between sustainability, energy and economy. Empirically, my research has focused on fuel poverty, energy transitions, alternative currencies, the Transition Towns movement and alternative food initiatives. My PhD research (at the University of Liverpool) was an ethnographic study of how an ‘alternative milieu’ developed around the town of Totnes, Devon, and the extent to which this supports the emergence of grassroots economic experiments or enhances their longevity.

Since October 2017 I have been a lecturer in Energy and Climate Change and I currently convene two second year modules (ENV5022B Low Carbon Energy and ENV5031B Social Research Skills) and a Master’s module (ENV7029B Energy and Climate Change). I also contribute to a range of other modules and supervise undergraduate, master’s and PhD projects.

3S strands:
Transitions to sustainability
Participation and engagement

Realising Transition Pathways – exploring ways of integrating qualitative and quantitative data on domestic electricity use and demand response (funded by EPSRC, 2012-2016)
TRANSIT – Transformative Social Innovation Theory (2014-2017)

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