Tom's research focuses on how innovations to promote sustainability impact upon people’s everyday lives.
He is particularly interested in the inter-relationships between: the dynamics and evolution of social practices, how technologies are adopted and used in everyday life, and the effects of attempts to govern everyday life to try and steer it in more sustainable directions.
In pursuing these interests, his work is situated at the interface between human geography, environmental sociology and science and technology studies.
Related Publications (2)
18 Oct 2018
This publication provides a multi-disciplinary perspective covering five broad themes: the long-term context for fairness in the retail energy market; the increasing complexity of relationships; the way people purchase energy; the experiences of those at risk of fuel poverty; and how data and statistics can be improved.
31 Oct 2017
This paper examines public engagement with energy in the UK. Using mapping techniques, the paper investigates instances of engagement with energy between 2010-2015.