Nick Pidgeon

UKERC Researcher

Nick Pidgeon is Professor of Environmental Psychology and Director of the Understanding Risk Research Group within the School of Psychology at Cardiff University. His work looks at risk, risk perception, and risk communication and as such his research is interdisciplinary at the interface of social psychology, environmental sciences, and science and technology studies. He currently researches public responses to energy technologies (e.g. nuclear power, renewable energy), climate change risks, and climate geoengineering. He has led numerous policy oriented projects on issues of public responses to environmental risk issues and on & science in society for UK Government Departments, the Research Councils, the Royal Society, and Charities. He is a member of the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change's Science Advisory Group (SAG), and theme leader for the Climate Change Consortium for Wales.