Harriet Dudley

I am a 1+3 PhD student in the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) and in the Science, Society & Sustainability (3S) Research Group.  My research explores UK climate change governance, specifically the role of the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in shaping the wider knowledge and governance landscapes in which specific…

James Graham

I have always had an interest in environmental issues, I’m told in fact that I used to make and put up anti-whaling posters in primary school. That interest has broadened over the years to include policy and social issues but the core has remained the same. What was probably mostly youthful exuberance has grown up,…

Phedeas Stephanides

Senior Researcher in the Norwich Business School I am an environmental social scientist conducting interdisciplinary, critically-constructive research around societal engagement with sustainability. I am especially interested in: (a) radical grassroots innovation movements, (b) socio-technical transitions in addressing sustainability challenges, and (c) the mundane and distributed engagements with the sustainability agenda in everyday life. Having recently…

Laurie Waller

Sociologist and Senior Researcher on the FAB-GGR project. My research falls between science and technology studies (STS), digital social research and participation. I joined the 3S group in July 2018 as a full-time researcher on FAB-GGR (funded by NERC), a project assessing the feasibility of large-scale greenhouse gas removal from bioenergy with carbon capture and…

Elliot Honeybun-Arnolda

I am a PhD student in the Science, Society & Sustainability (3S) Research Group. I’m interested in the role environmental sciences play in the relations between science and society. My PhD seeks to uncover a history of environmental science, using The School of Environmental Sciences at UEA as a case-study. Broadly, my research interests include;…

Laurie Kerr

I  am a PhD student in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and in the Science, Society & Sustainability (3S) Research Group.  My research explores new, shared mobility innovations, which could offer low-carbon alternatives to the use and ownership of private cars.  In particular, I focus on the people adopting these new modes of…

David Litchfield

PhD student in natural hazards and disaster risk reduction. My educational and professional background has followed two main strands: one in the health and social care sector and the other in geosciences and natural hazards. After a BSc in Human Cybernetics (University of Reading 1997), I worked in social care settings before gaining an MA…

Mark Wilson

PhD student in sustainable food systems. Mark is a PhD researcher from the University of East Anglia and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. The aim of his PhD is to identify and characterise innovations which can demonstrably reduce food-related greenhouse gas emissions and have the potential to be scaled up. The focus is…

Rosalind Bark

Lecturer in Ecological Economics. My research interests employ environmental economics thinking and tools often with social science methods to address sustainability concerns around water resources and ecosystem services management in times of change. 3S relevant research includes innovative collaboration with a filmmaker to explore place attachment around river spaces and participatory approaches to flood hazard…

Jason Chilvers (Chair of 3S)

Professor of Environment and Society and Chair of the 3S Research Group in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. I am a science and technology studies (STS) scholar and geographer concerned with the changing relations between science, innovation and society in contemporary democracies, particularly in environment and sustainability contexts and…

Tom Hargreaves

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Environmental Sciences. My research focuses on how innovations to promote sustainability impact upon people’s everyday lives. Within this broad focus I am particularly interested in the inter-relationships between: the dynamics and evolution of social practices, how technologies are adopted and used in everyday life, and the…

Noel Longhurst

I 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…

Irene Lorenzoni

Senior Lecturer in the School of Environmental Sciences. As an environmental social scientist, my research focuses the relationships between individual understandings of environmental issues – specifically climate change, its causes and consequences over different timescales- and behaviours. I am interested in opportunities and barriers to engagement with climate change, representation and communication of climate data,…

Martin Mahony

Lecturer in Human Geography. My research is concerned with how societies in different times and places make sense of weather and climate, and with how atmospheric science and technology intersect with politics and power. I recently completed a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship project called ‘Imperial weather: meteorology and the making of twentieth century colonialism’, which…

Helen Pallett

  Lecturer in the Human Geography of the Environment. My research is concerned with institutionalised practices engaging citizens with environmental and science policy issues. I am currently a co-investigator on the UK Energy Research Centre funded project systemic participation and decision-making in UK energy transitions. I am also developing new projects around the concept of…

Gill Seyfang

Reader in Sustainable Consumption, and leader of 3S’s Sustainable Consumption strand. I lead a programme of research on ‘grassroots innovations’ for sustainability. I am an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist, linking sustainability policy agendas with ‘new economics’ theories and cutting-edge community-based practice. My main research interest is around grassroots innovations, which are community-led initiatives which challenge…