A researcher intrigued by questions of how society changes and what that means for addressing the urgent challenges of climate change. My work focuses on energy demand, particularly that related to everyday life. I am interested in digital technologies and their roles at home and across systems of consumption and production.
I also research heating and cooling, thermal comfort, clothing and personal comfort techniques. By investigating clothing in depth, I make connections between building energy use and sustainable fashion.
I work with sociological theory to help make sense of these issues, drawing particularly on the evolving field of practice theory. My work has so far contributed to debates in energy research, the sociology of consumption, sustainable computing and practice theory itself.