Kathryn Janda is an interdisciplinary scholar at the Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University. Her role is to integrate social and technical dimensions of changing building practices for a lower carbon future.
Katy has studied the interface between social and technical systems in the built environment since 1990 and is particularly interested in why different social groups decide to promote or reject environmental technologies. Social groups she has studied include: building designers, environmental advocates, and building users. Technical systems she studies include energy-efficiency techniques and green building strategies. Her research encompasses three principal areas:
- Social dimensions of energy use
- Social, economic and environmental implications of ecological design;
- The relationship between environmental technology adoption and organizational decision-making.