Enhancing the Visibility and Impact of the Social Sciences in Solving Environmental Problems

Apr 17, 2023, 12:15 pm1:15 pm
University Community



Event Description

Professor Patrick Devine-Wright, Professor in Human Geograpy at the University of Exeter, will deliver a Bradford Seminar on enhancing the visibility and impact of the social sciences in solving environmental problems on Monday, April 17.

Professor Devine-Wright's expertise spans human geography and environmental psychology with a primary interest in the social acceptance of energy infrastructures, community engagement and place attachment. He is Director of the ESRC-funded ACCESS (Advancing Capacity for Climate and Environment Social Science) leadership team for Environmental Social Science, and leads several research projects funded by UK academic funding organisations. He is an IPCC Lead Author in Working Group 3, and Chair of the Devon Net Zero Task Force. He received a Distinguished Visiting Scientist award from CSIRO, Australia and is Adjunct Professor in Geography, Trinity College Dublin. He is a board member of several academic journals, including Global Environmental Change, Energy Research and Social Science, and the Journal of Environmental Psychology; has acted as an advisor to the UK government, and has collaborated with energy companies and community energy initiatives in the UK and Ireland.

  • Cosponsored with Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment
  • High Meadows Environmental Institute
  • Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment