People

Jacopo Torriti, Reading. Flexibility Theme Leader (CREDS)
Professor of Energy Economics and Policy in the School of the Built Environment, University of Reading. His areas of expertise consist of flexibility in electricity demand, Demand Side Response and Time of Use tariffs. He has authored the book Peak Energy Demand and Demand Side Response (Routledge, 2015).

Stanley Blue, Lancaster 
Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University. Stanley’s research explores the relationships between everyday practice and time, the social organisation of habit and routine, and the impact of routine and everyday practice on demand for energy and travel.

Martin Green, Reading. Bio forthcoming.

Michael Greenhough, Lancaster
Michael will be starting a PhD linked to the Flexibility theme in October 2019. He is currently working on his Masters dissertation which will focus on seasonal flexibility and the summer.

Peter Forman, Lancaster 
Senior research associate in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University. His work focuses on the intersections between energy, materialisms, and risk and  (in)security, with a particular focus on infrastructural dynamism and the practices of governance developed to manage and facilitate this. At Lancaster, Peter is researching historic flexibilities in energy demand, current manifestations of demand flexibility, and the ways in which assumptions of flexibility feature in narratives of future energy demand.

Elizabeth Shove, Lancaster
Department of Sociology, Lancaster University. Elizabeth’s research on energy spans 25 years during which time she has held research awards from BRE, EU, EPSRC, ESF, ESRC, DoE, DETR, TfL, and Unilever.  She is author/co-author of 9 books, including Sustainable Practice (2013: Routledge) The Dynamics of Social Practice (2012: Sage), and Comfort, Cleanliness and Convenience (2003: Berg).

Stefan Smith, Reading
Lecturer in Energy Systems and the Built Environment, School of the Built Environment, University of Reading. Stefán’s research is focused on the interplay between energy use and urban environments – addressing questions on energy system dynamics, demand, and associated environmental impacts. He has contributed to books on “Demanding Energy: Space, Time and Change” and “Sustainable Future in the Built Environment to 2050” and has held research awards from EPSRC, NERC and Climate-KiC.