Science in the trading zone: The School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (PhD project)

The enduring significance of the sciences of environmental change, and their impact global politics, has increasingly attracted the attention of historians of science (Edwards 2010; Howe 2014). Yet the definition of ‘environmental science’ is often taken for granted. In the post-war period the idea of ‘the environment’, and of a distinctive ‘environmental science’, began to…

Energy vulnerability among social housing tenants

3S researchers Tom Hargreaves and Noel Longhurst led a research programme in this 2-year (2016-2018) UK Energy Research Centre funded research project, based in UEA’s Centre for Competition Policy, which explored Equity and Justice in Energy Markets. As a whole, the research project was multi-disciplinary, drawing together research teams from a range of disciplines including:…

Sustainable Waste Systems and Practices

The challenge of managing and reducing domestic waste is a growing sustainability problem for governments and Local Authorities. This project investigates the inter-relationships between domestic waste systems, everyday social practices, and householders’ waste reduction and recycling activities. It will make a major contribution to reconceptualising domestic waste activities and thus help to design and implement…

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…