Consumption and Change

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We are interested in sustainable consumption and the appropriateness of current and potential future interventions in consumption patterns.

In this context, we ask:
    1. How do people experience the world around them?
    2. In particular, how do people come to know, think, and act in different ways, and how are these interrelated?

Our work straddles a number of disciplines, including Science and Technologies Studies, Sociology, Psycho-social Studies, Psychology, and Human Geography.

Our research tends to explore the process of personal and/or practice-related change with regard to carbon emissions reduction and sustainable consumption. Including: domestic energy usage and the role of technologies; professional practices and policy; dialogue between academics and the public; sustainability and the built environment and human wellbeing and social justice issues.

A number of assumptions and philosophies underpin our research, which can be read about in this 1-page summary of the theme. For more information about the Consumption and Change research theme, visit the following pages: