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Erin Roberts

  • Research Associate (FLEXIS project)
  • Cardiff University School of Social Sciences

    Research interests

    Multimodal methodologiesNarrative InquirySociology of Everyday lifeRural StudiesEnergy GeographiesCultural GeographyEnergy JusticeRelationalityEnergy Consumption

    About

    I am currently working on the Social Science work package (WP17) for the FLEXIS (Flexible, Integrated Energy Systems) research project, led by Professors Karen Henwood (SOCSI) and Nick Pidgeon (PSYCH). FLEXIS is a multi­partner programme co­ordinated by Cardiff’s School of Engineering and funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The project integrates social science and technical research to address issues concerning the energy systems of the future. WP17 aims to investigate lived experiences of changes to our energy systems and to also ensure that development proceeds on the model of ‘responsible innovation’: that is, building responsiveness to wider societal concerns into innovation processes.

    Professional experience

    Research Associate (FLEXIS project)

    Cardiff University School of Social Sciences

    June 2017 - Present

    Research Associate (UKERC and CIE-MAP projects) (Short-term post)

    Cardiff University

    December 2016 - May 2017(5 months)

    Research Assistant (Energy Biographies) (Short-term post)

    Cardiff University School of Social Sciences

    February 2015 - May 2015(3 months)

    Education history

    PhD

    Cardiff University, School of Social Sciences

    October 2011 - March 2016(4 years)

    MSc Sustainability, Planning & Environmental Policy

    Cardiff University, School of Planning and Geography

    September 2010 - June 2011(9 months)

    BA (Hons) Human Geography

    Aberystwyth University, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences

    September 2007 - June 2010(3 years)