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Additional Research Interests

In 2007 my interest in 'ethical shopping' led to a cross-faculty collaboration with Annette Muetze in the Engineering department at the University, looking at consumer demand (or lack thereof) for greener energy consumption. Our particular focus was on ground source heat-pump technology being developed in Engineering and elsewhere, that could both reduce carbon emissions and cut household fuel bills. This collaborative research was funded through a University of Warwick Institute of Advanced Study award.

Also in 2007 I was awarded a Reinvention Centre for Undergraduate Research Fellowship to evaluate Sociology's Professional Skills programme, which introduces research skills to first-year undergraduates. Further details can be found via the link to the Fellowship on the right.