Sustainable Futures Alumni

  • Dr Lucy Faulkner

    Sustainable Futures Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Environment, Energy and Resilience (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Exeter, College of Life and Environmental Sciences

    Start date: September 2013

    Research topic: The role of sustainable collective action in shaping community resilience

    Research supervisors: Professor Neil Adger (Exeter), Professor Katrina Brown (Exeter)

    Email: lcf203@exeter.ac.uk


  • Dr Jessica Britton

    Sustainable Futures Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Environment, Energy and Resilience (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Exeter, College of Life and Environmental Sciences

    Start date: September 2012

    Research topic: The role of city-scale in energy transitions: heat networks in the UK and Germany

    My research examines the development of heat networks in the UK and Germany with particular focus on the role of municipal utilities.  The research will explore the integration of heat networks into the energy system and models of city scale energy provision and ownership.  More broadly, the project aims to explore the interaction of different actors, institutions and governance in urban energy infrastructure in order to better understand scales in socio-technical transitions.  My broader research interests focus on low carbon innovation at a local level, particularly exploring the role of local authorities in energy governance, policy development and implementation.

    Research supervisors: Dr Bridget Woodman (Exeter), Dr David Sweeting (Bristol)

    Professional memberships/Positions held: British Institute of Energy Economics – Member Regional Studies Association – Member

    Email: j.britton@exeter.ac.uk

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jesswhiting

    Website/Blog: http://geography.exeter.ac.uk/staff/index.php?web_id=Jessica_Britton


  • Dr Ed Atkins

    Sustainable Futures Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Environment, Energy and Resilience (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Bristol, Law School / SPAIS

    Start date: September 2014

    Research topic: The role of discourse in the management of water

    My work has found itself focusing on the competing perceptions of the environment and, in particular, water and how such understandings interact and compete within discourse. Utilising the case study of dam construction in contemporary Brazil, this is with a particular focus on the discourses used to deflect opposition to important schemes of reform and infrastructure construction. My wider research interests include the narratives of climate change, environmental conflict and the Anthropocene.

    Research supervisors: Dr Adrian Flint (Bristol), Dr Roy Maconachie (Bath)

    Professional memberships/Positions held: Member, International Water Resources Association Member, South West Research Cooperative

    Email: ed.atkins@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/edatkins_