School of Psychology Contacts & people

Professor Nick Pidgeon - BA Keele, PhD Bristol

Professor

Research group:
Social & environmental psychology
Email:
PidgeonN@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 4567
Location:
Tower Building, Park Place

Research summary

I am Professor of Environmental Psychology and Director of the Understanding Risk Research Group within the School. I work on risk, risk perception, and risk communication and as such my research is interdisciplinary at the interface of social psychology, environmental sciences, and science and technology studies. I am currently researching public responses to energy technologies (e.g. nuclear power, renewable energy), climate change risks, and climate geoengineering. I have in the past 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. I am currently 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.

Teaching summary

I am currently fully bought out from departmental teaching through award of an ESRC Climate Leader Professorial Fellowship. Ordinarily I contribute to Level 2 social psychology practicals, Level 3 projects and PS3415 (Environmental Psychology), and postgraduate methods teaching (qualitative and mixed-methods research).

Selected publications (2008 onwards)

2014

Capstick, S. B. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2014). Public perception of cold weather events as evidence for and against climate changeClimatic Change (10.1007/s10584-013-1003-1) pdf

Capstick, S. B. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2014). What is climate change scepticism? Examination of the concept using a mixed methods study of the UK publicGlobal Environmental Change, 24, 389-401. (10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.08.012) pdf

Corner, A. J. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2014). Like artificial trees? The effect of framing by natural analogy on public perceptions of geoengineeringClimatic Change (10.1007/s10584-014-1148-6) pdf

Corner, A. J., Markowitz, E. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2014). Public engagement with climate change: the role of human valuesWiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, n/a. (10.1002/wcc.269) pdf

Demski, C. C., Poortinga, W. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2014). Exploring public perceptions of energy security risks in the UKEnergy Policy, 66, 369-378. (10.1016/j.enpol.2013.10.079)

Pidgeon, N. F., Demski, C. C., Butler, C., Parkhill, K. and Spence, A. (2014). Creating a national citizen engagement process for energy policyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(Suppl), 13606-13613. (10.1073/pnas.1317512111)

2013

Butler, C., Parkhill, K. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2013). Nuclear power after 3/11: Looking back and thinking ahead. In: Hindmarsh, R. ed. Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi: Social, Political and Environmental Issues. London: Routledge,

Butler, C., Parkhill, K. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2013). Transforming the UK Energy System: Public Values, Attitudes and Acceptability - Deliberating energy system transitions in the UK. [Online]. London: UKERC. Available at: http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/support/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=3083 pdf

Capstick, S. B., Pidgeon, N. and Whitehead, M. (2013). Public perceptions of climate change in Wales: Summary findings of a survey of the Welsh public conducted during November and December 2012. [Online]. Climate Change Consortium of Wales. Available at: http://c3wales.org/thematic_clusters/survey-findings-reveal-public-perceptions-of-climate-change/ pdf

Cherry, C., Hopfe, C., MacGillivray, B. H. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2013). Media discourses of low carbon housing: The marginalisation of social and behavioural dimensions within the British broadsheet pressPublic Understanding of Science (10.1177/0963662513512442)

Corner, A. J., Parkhill, K., Pidgeon, N. F. and Vaughan, N. E. (2013). Messing with nature? Exploring public perceptions of geoengineering in the UKGlobal Environmental Change, 23(5), 938-947. (10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.06.002) pdf

Demski, C., Spence, A. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2013). Transforming the UK energy system: public values, attitudes and acceptability - summary findings from a survey conducted August 2012. London: UKERC. pdf

Parkhill, K., Pidgeon, N. F., Corner, A. J. and Vaughan, N. (2013). Deliberation and responsible innovation: a geoengineering case study. In: Owen, R., Bessant, J. and Heintz, M. eds. Responsible Innovation:Managing the Responsible Emergence of Science and Innovation in Society. London: Wiley, pp. 219-240.

Parkhill, K., Butler, C. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2013). Landscapes of threat: exploring discourses of stigma around large energy developmentsLandscape Research (10.1080/01426397.2013.775232)

Parkhill, K., Demski, C. C., Butler, C., Spence, A. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2013). Transforming the UK Energy System: Public Values, Attitudes and Acceptability - Synthesis Report. [Online]. London: UKERC. Available at: http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/support/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=3229 pdf

Pidgeon, N. F., Parkhill, K., Corner, A. J. and Vaughan, N. (2013). Deliberating stratospheric aerosols for climate geoengineering and the SPICE projectNature Climate Change, 3, 451-457. (10.1038/NCLIMATE1807) pdf

Poortinga, W., Aoyagi, M. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2013). Public perceptions of climate change and energy futures before and after the Fukushima accident: A comparison between Britain and JapanEnergy Policy, 62, 1204-1211. (10.1016/j.enpol.2013.08.015)

Rayner, S., Heyward, C., Kruger, T., Pidgeon, N. F., Redgwell, C. and Savulescu, J. (2013). The Oxford principlesClimatic Change, 121(3), 499-512. (10.1007/s10584-012-0675-2)

Satterfield, T., Conti, J., Harthorn, B. H., Pidgeon, N. F. and Pitts, A. (2013). Understanding shifting perceptions of nanotechnologies and their implications for policy dialogues about emerging technologiesScience and Public Policy, 40(2), 247-260. (10.1093/scipol/scs084)

Shirani, F. J., Butler, C., Henwood, K. L., Parkhill, K. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2013). Disconnected futures: exploring notions of ethical responsibility in energy practices Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 18(4), 455-468. (10.1080/13549839.2013.779236)

2012

Butler, C., Parkhill, K. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2012). Briefing note: transforming the UK energy system public values, attitudes and acceptability, interim findings, May 2012. Working Paper. Cardiff: School of Psychology, Cardiff University. Available at: http://psych.cf.ac.uk/understandingrisk/docs/Briefing%20Note%20I%20Transforming%20the%20UK%20Energy%20System.pdf pdf

Corner, A. J. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2012). Nanotechnologies and upstream public engagement: dilemmas, debates and prospects?. In: Herr Harthorn, B. and Mohr, J. eds. The Social Life of Nanotechnology, Vol 18. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge,

Corner, A. J., Pidgeon, N. F. and Parkhill, K. (2012). Perceptions of geoengineering: Public attitudes, stakeholder perspectives & the challenge of 'upstream' engagementWIRES Climage Change, 3(5), 451-466. (10.1002/wcc.176)

Pidgeon, N. F. (2012). Climate Change Risk Perception and Communication: Addressing a Critical Moment?Risk Analysis, 32(6), 951-956. (10.1111/j.1539-6924.2012.01856.x)

Pidgeon, N. F., Corner, A. J., Parkhill, K., Spence, A. A., Butler, C. and Poortinga, W. (2012). Exploring early public responses to geoengineeringPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series A: Mathematical and Physical Sciences, 370(1974), 4176-4196. (10.1098/rsta.2012.0099 )

Pidgeon, N. F. and Demski, C. (2012). From nuclear to renewable: Energy system transformation and public attitudesBulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 68(4), 41-51. (10.1177/0096340212451592)

Pidgeon, N. F. (2012). Public understanding of, and attitudes to, climate change: UK and international perspectives and policyClimate Policy, 12(S1), S85-S106. (10.1080/14693062.2012.702982)

Poortinga, W., Spence, A., Demski, C. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2012). Individual-motivational factors in the acceptability of demand-side and supply-side measures to reduce carbon emissionsEnergy Policy, 48, 812-819. (10.1016/j.enpol.2012.06.029)

Randle, S., Youtie, J., Guston, D., Hawthorn, B., Newfield, C., Shapira, P., Wickson, F., Rip, A., von Schomberg, R. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2012). A trans-atlantic conversation on responsible innovation and responsible governance. In: van Lenet, H. et al. eds. Little by Little: Expansions of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies. IOS Press, pp. 169-180. pdf

Spence, A., Poortinga, W. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2012). The psychological distance of climate changeRisk Analysis, 32(6), 957-972. (10.1111/j.1539-6924.2011.01695.x)

Venables, D., Pidgeon, N. F., Parkhill, K., Henwood, K. L. and Simmons, P. (2012). Living with nuclear power: Sense of place, proximity, and risk perceptions in local host communitiesJournal of Environmental Psychology, 32(4), 371-383. (10.1016/j.jenvp.2012.06.003)

2011

Butler, C., Parkhill, K. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2011). From the material to the imagined: public engagement with low carbon technologies in a nuclear community. In: Devine-Wright, P. ed. Renewable Energy and the Public: From NIMBY to Participation . London: Earthscan, pp. 301-316.

Butler, C. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2011). From ‘flood defence’ to ‘flood risk management’: exploring governance, responsibility, and blameEnvironment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 29(3), 533-547. (10.1068/c09181j)

Butler, C., Parkhill, K. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2011). Nuclear Power After Japan: The Social DimensionsEnvironment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 53(6), 3-14. (10.1080/00139157.2011.623051)

Corner, A., Parkhill, K. and Pidgeon, N. (2011). 'Experiment Earth?' Reflections on a public dialogue on geoengineering. Working Paper. Cardiff: School of Psychology, Cardiff University. Available at: http://www.iagp.ac.uk/publications/‘experiment-earth’-reflections-public-dialogue-geoengineering

Corner, A. J., Venables, D., Spence, A., Poortinga, W., Demski, C. C. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2011). Nuclear power, climate change and energy security: Exploring British public attitudesEnergy Policy, 39(9), 4823-4833. (10.1016/j.enpol.2011.06.037)

Parkhill, K., Henwood, K. L., Pidgeon, N. F. and Simmons, P. (2011). Laughing it off? Humour, affect and emotion work in communities living with nuclear riskBritish Journal of Sociology, 62(2), 324-346. (10.1111/j.1468-4446.2011.01367.x)

Parkhill, K. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2011). Public Engagement on Geoengineering Research: Preliminary Report on the SPICE Deliberative Workshops. Working Paper. Cardiff: School of Psychology, Cardiff University. Available at: http://psych.cf.ac.uk/understandingrisk/docs/spice.pdf

Pidgeon, N. F., Harthorn, B. and Satterfield, T. (2011). Nanotechnology Risk Perceptions and Communication: Emerging Technologies, Emerging ChallengesRisk Analysis, 31(11), 1694-1700. (10.1111/j.1539-6924.2011.01738.x)

Pidgeon, N. F. and Fischhoff, B. (2011). The role of social and decision sciences in communicating uncertain climate risksNature Climate Change, 1, 35-41. (10.1038/nclimate1080)

Poortinga, W., Spence, A., Whitmarsh, L. E., Capstick, S. B. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2011). Uncertain climate: An investigation into public scepticism about anthropogenic climate changeGlobal Environmental Change, 21(3), 1015-1024. (10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2011.03.001) pdf

Spence, A., Poortinga, W., Butler, C. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2011). Perceptions of climate change and willingness to save energy related to flood experienceNature Climate Change, 1(1), 46-49. (10.1038/nclimate1059 )

2010

Bickerstaff, K., Lorenzoni, I., Jones, M. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2010). Locating Scientific Citizenship: The Institutional Contexts and Cultures of Public EngagementScience, Technology & Human Values, 35(4), 474-500. (10.1177/0162243909345835)

Corner, A. J., Crompton, T., Davidson, S., Hawkins, R., Kasser, T., Lertzmann, R., Lipman, P., Lorenzoni, I., Marshall, G., Mundy, C., O'Neil, S., Pidgeon, N. F., Rabinovich, A. and Whitmarsh, L. E. (2010). Communicating climate change to mass public audiences. Working Paper. Climate Outreach and Information Network.

Hall, J. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2010). A systems view of climate changeCivil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 27(3), 243-253. (10.1080/10286608.2010.482659)

Henwood, K. L., Pidgeon, N. F., Parkhill, K. and Simmons, P. (2010). Researching risk: Narrative, biography, subjectivityFQS: Forum Qualitative Social Research - Sozialforschung, 11(1)

Parkhill, K., Pidgeon, N., Henwood, K. L., Simmons, P. and Venables, D. (2010). From the familiar to the extraordinary: local residents’ perceptions of risk when living with nuclear power in the UKTransactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 35(1), 39-58. (10.1111/j.1475-5661.2009.00364.x)

Pidgeon, N. F. and Corner, A. J. (2010). Geoengineering the climate – the social and ethical implicationsEnvironment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 52(1), 24-37. (10.1080/00139150903479563)

Pidgeon, N. F. (2010). Public understanding of and attitudes towards climate change. Discussion Paper. London: Government Office for Science, Available at: http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/foresight/docs/international-dimensions/11-1021-public-understanding-of-climate-change

Pidgeon, N. F. (2010). Systems thinking, culture of reliability and safetyCivil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 27(3), 211-217. (10.1080/10286608.2010.482660)

Spence, A. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2010). Framing and communicating climate change: the effects of distance and outcome frame manipulationsGlobal Environmental Change, 20(4), 656-667. (10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2010.07.002)

Spence, A. A., Poortinga, W., Pidgeon, N. F. and Lorenzoni, I. (2010). Public perceptions of energy choices: the influence of beliefs about climate change and the environmentEnergy and Environment, 21(5), 385-407. (10.1260/0958-305X.21.5.385)

2009

Butler, C. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2009). Media communications and public understanding of climate change: reporting scientific consensus on anthropogenic warming. In: Boyce, T. and Lewis, J. eds. Climate Change and the Media. New York: Peter Lang, pp. 43-58.

Pidgeon, N. F., Harthorn, B. H., Bryant, K. and Rogers-Hayden, T. (2009). Deliberating the risks of nanotechnologies for energy and health applications in the United States and United KingdomNature Nanotechnology, 4(2), 95-98. (10.1038/nnano.2008.362)

Pidgeon, N. F. and Butler, C. (2009). Risk analysis and climate changeEnvironmental Politics, 18(5), 670-688. (10.1080/09644010903156976)

Spence, A. A. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2009). Psychology, Climate Change & Sustainable BahaviourEnvironment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 51(6), 8-18. (10.1080/00139150903337217)

Venables, D., Pidgeon, N. F., Simmons, P., Henwood, K. L. and Parkhill, K. (2009). Living with nuclear power: a Q-Method study of local community perceptionsRisk Analysis, 29(8), 1089-1104. (10.1111/j.1539-6924.2009.01259.x)

de França Doria, M., Pidgeon, N. F. and Hunter, P. R. (2009). Perceptions of drinking water quality and risk and its effect on behaviour: A cross-national studyScience of the Total Environment, 407(21), 5455-5464. (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.06.031)

2008

Bickerstaff, K., Simmons, P. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2008). Constructing responsibilities for risk: negotiating citizen-state relationshipsEnvironment and Planning A, 40(6), 1312-1330. (10.1068/a39150)

Bickerstaff, K., Lorenzoni, I., Pidgeon, N. F., Poortinga, W. and Simmons, P. (2008). Reframing nuclear power in the UK energy debate: nuclear power, climate change mitigation and radioactive wastePublic Understanding of Science, 17(2), 145-169. (10.1177/0963662506066719 )

Haynes, K., Barclay, J. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2008). Whose reality counts? Factors affecting the perception of volcanic riskJournal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 172(3-4), 259-272. (10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2007.12.012 )

Haynes, K., Barclay, J. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2008). The issue of trust and its influence on risk communication during a volcanic crisisBulletin of Volcanology, 70(5), 605-621. (10.1007/s00445-007-0156-z)

Henwood, K., Pidgeon, N. F., Sarre, S., Simmons, P. and Smith, N. (2008). Risk, framing and everyday life: Epistemological and methodological reflections from three socio-cultural projectsHealth Risk and Society, 10(5), 421-438. (10.1080/13698570802381451 )

Henwood, K. L., Parkhill, K. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2008). Science, technology and risk perception: from gender differences to the effects made by genderEqual Opportunities International, 27(8), 662-676. (10.1108/02610150810916730)

Lorenzoni, I., O'Riordan, T. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2008). Hot air and cold feet: the UK response to climate change. In: Compston, H. and Bailey, I. eds. Turning down the heat: the politics of climate policy in affluent democracies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 104-124.

Pidgeon, N. F., Lorenzoni, I. and Poortinga, W. (2008). Climate change or nuclear power - No thanks! A quantitative study of public perceptions and risk framing in BritainGlobal Environmental Change, 18(1), 69-85. (10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2007.09.005 )

Pidgeon, N. F., Simmons, P., Sarre, S., Henwood, K. L. and Smith, N. (2008). The ethics of socio-cultural risk researchHealth, Risk & Society, 10(4), 321-329. (10.1080/13698570802334526)

Poortinga, W., Cox, P. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2008). The perceived health risks of indoor radon gas and overhead powerlines: A comparative multilevel approachRisk Analysis, 28(1), 235-248. (10.1111/j.1539-6924.2008.01015.x)

Rogers-Hayden, T. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2008). Developments in nanotechnology public engagement in the UK: 'upstream' towards sustainability?Journal of Cleaner Production, 16(8-9), 1010-1013. (10.1016/j.jclepro.2007.04.013)

Rowe, G., Horlick-Jones, T. E., Walls, J., Poortinga, W. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2008). Analysis of a normative framework for evaluating public engagement exercises: reliability, validity and limitationsPublic Understanding of Science, 17(4), 419-441. (10.1177/0963662506075351)

Spence, A. A., Pidgeon, N. F. and Uzzell, D. (2008). Climate change - psychology's contributionThe Psychologist, 22(2), 108-111.

Full list of publications

2014

Capstick, S. B. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2014). Public perception of cold weather events as evidence for and against climate changeClimatic Change (10.1007/s10584-013-1003-1) pdf

Capstick, S. B. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2014). What is climate change scepticism? Examination of the concept using a mixed methods study of the UK publicGlobal Environmental Change, 24, 389-401. (10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.08.012) pdf

Corner, A. J. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2014). Like artificial trees? The effect of framing by natural analogy on public perceptions of geoengineeringClimatic Change (10.1007/s10584-014-1148-6) pdf

Corner, A. J., Markowitz, E. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2014). Public engagement with climate change: the role of human valuesWiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, n/a. (10.1002/wcc.269) pdf

Demski, C. C., Poortinga, W. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2014). Exploring public perceptions of energy security risks in the UKEnergy Policy, 66, 369-378. (10.1016/j.enpol.2013.10.079)

Pidgeon, N. F., Demski, C. C., Butler, C., Parkhill, K. and Spence, A. (2014). Creating a national citizen engagement process for energy policyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(Suppl), 13606-13613. (10.1073/pnas.1317512111)

2013

Butler, C., Parkhill, K. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2013). Nuclear power after 3/11: Looking back and thinking ahead. In: Hindmarsh, R. ed. Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi: Social, Political and Environmental Issues. London: Routledge,

Butler, C., Parkhill, K. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2013). Transforming the UK Energy System: Public Values, Attitudes and Acceptability - Deliberating energy system transitions in the UK. [Online]. London: UKERC. Available at: http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/support/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=3083 pdf

Capstick, S. B., Pidgeon, N. and Whitehead, M. (2013). Public perceptions of climate change in Wales: Summary findings of a survey of the Welsh public conducted during November and December 2012. [Online]. Climate Change Consortium of Wales. Available at: http://c3wales.org/thematic_clusters/survey-findings-reveal-public-perceptions-of-climate-change/ pdf

Cherry, C., Hopfe, C., MacGillivray, B. H. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2013). Media discourses of low carbon housing: The marginalisation of social and behavioural dimensions within the British broadsheet pressPublic Understanding of Science (10.1177/0963662513512442)

Corner, A. J., Parkhill, K., Pidgeon, N. F. and Vaughan, N. E. (2013). Messing with nature? Exploring public perceptions of geoengineering in the UKGlobal Environmental Change, 23(5), 938-947. (10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.06.002) pdf

Demski, C., Spence, A. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2013). Transforming the UK energy system: public values, attitudes and acceptability - summary findings from a survey conducted August 2012. London: UKERC. pdf

Parkhill, K., Pidgeon, N. F., Corner, A. J. and Vaughan, N. (2013). Deliberation and responsible innovation: a geoengineering case study. In: Owen, R., Bessant, J. and Heintz, M. eds. Responsible Innovation:Managing the Responsible Emergence of Science and Innovation in Society. London: Wiley, pp. 219-240.

Parkhill, K., Butler, C. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2013). Landscapes of threat: exploring discourses of stigma around large energy developmentsLandscape Research (10.1080/01426397.2013.775232)

Parkhill, K., Demski, C. C., Butler, C., Spence, A. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2013). Transforming the UK Energy System: Public Values, Attitudes and Acceptability - Synthesis Report. [Online]. London: UKERC. Available at: http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/support/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=3229 pdf

Pidgeon, N. F., Parkhill, K., Corner, A. J. and Vaughan, N. (2013). Deliberating stratospheric aerosols for climate geoengineering and the SPICE projectNature Climate Change, 3, 451-457. (10.1038/NCLIMATE1807) pdf

Poortinga, W., Aoyagi, M. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2013). Public perceptions of climate change and energy futures before and after the Fukushima accident: A comparison between Britain and JapanEnergy Policy, 62, 1204-1211. (10.1016/j.enpol.2013.08.015)

Rayner, S., Heyward, C., Kruger, T., Pidgeon, N. F., Redgwell, C. and Savulescu, J. (2013). The Oxford principlesClimatic Change, 121(3), 499-512. (10.1007/s10584-012-0675-2)

Satterfield, T., Conti, J., Harthorn, B. H., Pidgeon, N. F. and Pitts, A. (2013). Understanding shifting perceptions of nanotechnologies and their implications for policy dialogues about emerging technologiesScience and Public Policy, 40(2), 247-260. (10.1093/scipol/scs084)

Shirani, F. J., Butler, C., Henwood, K. L., Parkhill, K. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2013). Disconnected futures: exploring notions of ethical responsibility in energy practices Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 18(4), 455-468. (10.1080/13549839.2013.779236)

2012

Butler, C., Parkhill, K. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2012). Briefing note: transforming the UK energy system public values, attitudes and acceptability, interim findings, May 2012. Working Paper. Cardiff: School of Psychology, Cardiff University. Available at: http://psych.cf.ac.uk/understandingrisk/docs/Briefing%20Note%20I%20Transforming%20the%20UK%20Energy%20System.pdf pdf

Corner, A. J. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2012). Nanotechnologies and upstream public engagement: dilemmas, debates and prospects?. In: Herr Harthorn, B. and Mohr, J. eds. The Social Life of Nanotechnology, Vol 18. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge,

Corner, A. J., Pidgeon, N. F. and Parkhill, K. (2012). Perceptions of geoengineering: Public attitudes, stakeholder perspectives & the challenge of 'upstream' engagementWIRES Climage Change, 3(5), 451-466. (10.1002/wcc.176)

Pidgeon, N. F. (2012). Climate Change Risk Perception and Communication: Addressing a Critical Moment?Risk Analysis, 32(6), 951-956. (10.1111/j.1539-6924.2012.01856.x)

Pidgeon, N. F., Corner, A. J., Parkhill, K., Spence, A. A., Butler, C. and Poortinga, W. (2012). Exploring early public responses to geoengineeringPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series A: Mathematical and Physical Sciences, 370(1974), 4176-4196. (10.1098/rsta.2012.0099 )

Pidgeon, N. F. and Demski, C. (2012). From nuclear to renewable: Energy system transformation and public attitudesBulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 68(4), 41-51. (10.1177/0096340212451592)

Pidgeon, N. F. (2012). Public understanding of, and attitudes to, climate change: UK and international perspectives and policyClimate Policy, 12(S1), S85-S106. (10.1080/14693062.2012.702982)

Poortinga, W., Spence, A., Demski, C. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2012). Individual-motivational factors in the acceptability of demand-side and supply-side measures to reduce carbon emissionsEnergy Policy, 48, 812-819. (10.1016/j.enpol.2012.06.029)

Randle, S., Youtie, J., Guston, D., Hawthorn, B., Newfield, C., Shapira, P., Wickson, F., Rip, A., von Schomberg, R. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2012). A trans-atlantic conversation on responsible innovation and responsible governance. In: van Lenet, H. et al. eds. Little by Little: Expansions of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies. IOS Press, pp. 169-180. pdf

Spence, A., Poortinga, W. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2012). The psychological distance of climate changeRisk Analysis, 32(6), 957-972. (10.1111/j.1539-6924.2011.01695.x)

Venables, D., Pidgeon, N. F., Parkhill, K., Henwood, K. L. and Simmons, P. (2012). Living with nuclear power: Sense of place, proximity, and risk perceptions in local host communitiesJournal of Environmental Psychology, 32(4), 371-383. (10.1016/j.jenvp.2012.06.003)

2011

Butler, C., Parkhill, K. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2011). From the material to the imagined: public engagement with low carbon technologies in a nuclear community. In: Devine-Wright, P. ed. Renewable Energy and the Public: From NIMBY to Participation . London: Earthscan, pp. 301-316.

Butler, C. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2011). From ‘flood defence’ to ‘flood risk management’: exploring governance, responsibility, and blameEnvironment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 29(3), 533-547. (10.1068/c09181j)

Butler, C., Parkhill, K. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2011). Nuclear Power After Japan: The Social DimensionsEnvironment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 53(6), 3-14. (10.1080/00139157.2011.623051)

Corner, A., Parkhill, K. and Pidgeon, N. (2011). 'Experiment Earth?' Reflections on a public dialogue on geoengineering. Working Paper. Cardiff: School of Psychology, Cardiff University. Available at: http://www.iagp.ac.uk/publications/‘experiment-earth’-reflections-public-dialogue-geoengineering

Corner, A. J., Venables, D., Spence, A., Poortinga, W., Demski, C. C. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2011). Nuclear power, climate change and energy security: Exploring British public attitudesEnergy Policy, 39(9), 4823-4833. (10.1016/j.enpol.2011.06.037)

Parkhill, K., Henwood, K. L., Pidgeon, N. F. and Simmons, P. (2011). Laughing it off? Humour, affect and emotion work in communities living with nuclear riskBritish Journal of Sociology, 62(2), 324-346. (10.1111/j.1468-4446.2011.01367.x)

Parkhill, K. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2011). Public Engagement on Geoengineering Research: Preliminary Report on the SPICE Deliberative Workshops. Working Paper. Cardiff: School of Psychology, Cardiff University. Available at: http://psych.cf.ac.uk/understandingrisk/docs/spice.pdf

Pidgeon, N. F., Harthorn, B. and Satterfield, T. (2011). Nanotechnology Risk Perceptions and Communication: Emerging Technologies, Emerging ChallengesRisk Analysis, 31(11), 1694-1700. (10.1111/j.1539-6924.2011.01738.x)

Pidgeon, N. F. and Fischhoff, B. (2011). The role of social and decision sciences in communicating uncertain climate risksNature Climate Change, 1, 35-41. (10.1038/nclimate1080)

Poortinga, W., Spence, A., Whitmarsh, L. E., Capstick, S. B. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2011). Uncertain climate: An investigation into public scepticism about anthropogenic climate changeGlobal Environmental Change, 21(3), 1015-1024. (10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2011.03.001) pdf

Spence, A., Poortinga, W., Butler, C. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2011). Perceptions of climate change and willingness to save energy related to flood experienceNature Climate Change, 1(1), 46-49. (10.1038/nclimate1059 )

2010

Bickerstaff, K., Lorenzoni, I., Jones, M. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2010). Locating Scientific Citizenship: The Institutional Contexts and Cultures of Public EngagementScience, Technology & Human Values, 35(4), 474-500. (10.1177/0162243909345835)

Corner, A. J., Crompton, T., Davidson, S., Hawkins, R., Kasser, T., Lertzmann, R., Lipman, P., Lorenzoni, I., Marshall, G., Mundy, C., O'Neil, S., Pidgeon, N. F., Rabinovich, A. and Whitmarsh, L. E. (2010). Communicating climate change to mass public audiences. Working Paper. Climate Outreach and Information Network.

Hall, J. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2010). A systems view of climate changeCivil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 27(3), 243-253. (10.1080/10286608.2010.482659)

Henwood, K. L., Pidgeon, N. F., Parkhill, K. and Simmons, P. (2010). Researching risk: Narrative, biography, subjectivityFQS: Forum Qualitative Social Research - Sozialforschung, 11(1)

Parkhill, K., Pidgeon, N., Henwood, K. L., Simmons, P. and Venables, D. (2010). From the familiar to the extraordinary: local residents’ perceptions of risk when living with nuclear power in the UKTransactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 35(1), 39-58. (10.1111/j.1475-5661.2009.00364.x)

Pidgeon, N. F. and Corner, A. J. (2010). Geoengineering the climate – the social and ethical implicationsEnvironment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 52(1), 24-37. (10.1080/00139150903479563)

Pidgeon, N. F. (2010). Public understanding of and attitudes towards climate change. Discussion Paper. London: Government Office for Science, Available at: http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/foresight/docs/international-dimensions/11-1021-public-understanding-of-climate-change

Pidgeon, N. F. (2010). Systems thinking, culture of reliability and safetyCivil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 27(3), 211-217. (10.1080/10286608.2010.482660)

Spence, A. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2010). Framing and communicating climate change: the effects of distance and outcome frame manipulationsGlobal Environmental Change, 20(4), 656-667. (10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2010.07.002)

Spence, A. A., Poortinga, W., Pidgeon, N. F. and Lorenzoni, I. (2010). Public perceptions of energy choices: the influence of beliefs about climate change and the environmentEnergy and Environment, 21(5), 385-407. (10.1260/0958-305X.21.5.385)

2009

Butler, C. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2009). Media communications and public understanding of climate change: reporting scientific consensus on anthropogenic warming. In: Boyce, T. and Lewis, J. eds. Climate Change and the Media. New York: Peter Lang, pp. 43-58.

Pidgeon, N. F., Harthorn, B. H., Bryant, K. and Rogers-Hayden, T. (2009). Deliberating the risks of nanotechnologies for energy and health applications in the United States and United KingdomNature Nanotechnology, 4(2), 95-98. (10.1038/nnano.2008.362)

Pidgeon, N. F. and Butler, C. (2009). Risk analysis and climate changeEnvironmental Politics, 18(5), 670-688. (10.1080/09644010903156976)

Spence, A. A. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2009). Psychology, Climate Change & Sustainable BahaviourEnvironment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 51(6), 8-18. (10.1080/00139150903337217)

Venables, D., Pidgeon, N. F., Simmons, P., Henwood, K. L. and Parkhill, K. (2009). Living with nuclear power: a Q-Method study of local community perceptionsRisk Analysis, 29(8), 1089-1104. (10.1111/j.1539-6924.2009.01259.x)

de França Doria, M., Pidgeon, N. F. and Hunter, P. R. (2009). Perceptions of drinking water quality and risk and its effect on behaviour: A cross-national studyScience of the Total Environment, 407(21), 5455-5464. (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.06.031)

2008

Bickerstaff, K., Simmons, P. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2008). Constructing responsibilities for risk: negotiating citizen-state relationshipsEnvironment and Planning A, 40(6), 1312-1330. (10.1068/a39150)

Bickerstaff, K., Lorenzoni, I., Pidgeon, N. F., Poortinga, W. and Simmons, P. (2008). Reframing nuclear power in the UK energy debate: nuclear power, climate change mitigation and radioactive wastePublic Understanding of Science, 17(2), 145-169. (10.1177/0963662506066719 )

Haynes, K., Barclay, J. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2008). Whose reality counts? Factors affecting the perception of volcanic riskJournal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 172(3-4), 259-272. (10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2007.12.012 )

Haynes, K., Barclay, J. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2008). The issue of trust and its influence on risk communication during a volcanic crisisBulletin of Volcanology, 70(5), 605-621. (10.1007/s00445-007-0156-z)

Henwood, K., Pidgeon, N. F., Sarre, S., Simmons, P. and Smith, N. (2008). Risk, framing and everyday life: Epistemological and methodological reflections from three socio-cultural projectsHealth Risk and Society, 10(5), 421-438. (10.1080/13698570802381451 )

Henwood, K. L., Parkhill, K. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2008). Science, technology and risk perception: from gender differences to the effects made by genderEqual Opportunities International, 27(8), 662-676. (10.1108/02610150810916730)

Lorenzoni, I., O'Riordan, T. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2008). Hot air and cold feet: the UK response to climate change. In: Compston, H. and Bailey, I. eds. Turning down the heat: the politics of climate policy in affluent democracies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 104-124.

Pidgeon, N. F., Lorenzoni, I. and Poortinga, W. (2008). Climate change or nuclear power - No thanks! A quantitative study of public perceptions and risk framing in BritainGlobal Environmental Change, 18(1), 69-85. (10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2007.09.005 )

Pidgeon, N. F., Simmons, P., Sarre, S., Henwood, K. L. and Smith, N. (2008). The ethics of socio-cultural risk researchHealth, Risk & Society, 10(4), 321-329. (10.1080/13698570802334526)

Poortinga, W., Cox, P. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2008). The perceived health risks of indoor radon gas and overhead powerlines: A comparative multilevel approachRisk Analysis, 28(1), 235-248. (10.1111/j.1539-6924.2008.01015.x)

Rogers-Hayden, T. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2008). Developments in nanotechnology public engagement in the UK: 'upstream' towards sustainability?Journal of Cleaner Production, 16(8-9), 1010-1013. (10.1016/j.jclepro.2007.04.013)

Rowe, G., Horlick-Jones, T. E., Walls, J., Poortinga, W. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2008). Analysis of a normative framework for evaluating public engagement exercises: reliability, validity and limitationsPublic Understanding of Science, 17(4), 419-441. (10.1177/0963662506075351)

Spence, A. A., Pidgeon, N. F. and Uzzell, D. (2008). Climate change - psychology's contributionThe Psychologist, 22(2), 108-111.

2007

Haynes, K., Barclay, J. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2007). Volcanic hazard communication using maps: an evaluation of their effectivenessBulletin of Volcanology, 70(2), 123-138. (10.1007/s00445-007-0124-7)

Horlick-Jones, T. E., Walls, J., Rowe, G., Pidgeon, N. F., Poortinga, W., Murdock, G. and O’Riordan, T. (2007). The GM debate: risk, politics and public engagement. Genetics and Society. London: Routledge.

Horlick-Jones, T. E., Walls, J., Rowe, G., Pidgeon, N. F., Poortinga, W., Murdock, G. and O'Riordan, T. (2007). The GM debate: risk, politics and public engagement. Routledge.

Pidgeon, N. F. and Rogers-Hayden, T. (2007). Opening up nanotechnology dialogue with the publics: Risk communication or 'upstream engagement'?Health, Risk & Society, 9(2), 191-210. (10.1080/13698570701306906)

Pidgeon, N. F., Poortinga, W. and Walls, J. (2007). Scepticism, reliance and risk managing institutions: towards a conceptual model of 'critical trust'. In: Siegrist, M., Earle, T. and Gutscher, H. eds. Trust in Cooperative Risk Management: Uncertainty and Scepticism in the Public Mind. London: Earthscan, pp. 117-142.

Poortinga, W. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2007). Public perceptions of agricultural biotechnology in Britain: the case of GM food. In: Brossard, D., Shanahan, J. and Nesbitt, C. eds. The Public, the Media and Agricultural Biotechnology. Cambridge, MA: CABI Publishing, pp. 21-56.

Rogers-Hayden, T. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2007). Moving engagement "upstream"? Nanotechnologies and the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering's inquiryPublic Understanding of Science, 16(3), 345-364. (10.1177/0963662506076141)

2006

Bickerstaff, K., Simmons, P. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2006). Situating local experience of risk: Peripherality, marginality and place identity in the UK foot and mouth disease crisisGeoforum, 37(5), 844-858. (10.1016/j.geoforum.2005.11.004)

Clayton, H., Pidgeon, N. F. and Whitby, M. (2006). Is a cross-party consensus on climate change possible – or desirable? Report of first inquiry 2006. Technical Report.

Horlick-Jones, T. E., Walls, J., Rowe, G., Pidgeon, N. F., Poortinga, W. and O'Riordan, T. (2006). On evaluating the GM Nation? Public debate about the commercialisation of transgenic crops in BritainNew Genetics and Society, 25(3), 265-288. (10.1080/14636770601032858)

Jeffcott, S., Pidgeon, N. F., Weyman, A. and Walls, J. (2006). Risk, Trust, and Safety Culture in U.K. Train Operating CompaniesRisk Analysis, 26(5), 1105-1121. (10.1111/j.1539-6924.2006.00819.x)

Lorenzoni, I., Leiserowitz, A., Doria, M. D. F., Poortinga, W. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2006). Cross-national comparisons of image associations with "global warming" and "climate change" among laypeople in the United States of America and Great BritainJournal of Risk Research, 9(3), 265-281. (10.1080/13669870600613658)

Lorenzoni, I. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2006). Public Views on Climate Change: European and USA PerspectivesClimatic Change, 77(1-2), 73-95. (10.1007/s10584-006-9072-z)

Pidgeon, N. F. and Poortinga, W. (2006). British public attitudes to agricultural biotechnology and the 2003 GM nation? Public debate: distrust, ambivalence and risk. In: Glasner, P., Atkinson, P. and Greenslade, H. eds. New Genetics, New Social Formations. New York, NY: Routledge, pp. 10-36.

Poortinga, W. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2006). Exploring the structure of attitudes toward genetically modified foodRisk Analysis, 26(6), 1707-1719. (10.1111/j.1539-6924.2006.00828.x)

Poortinga, W. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2006). Prior attitudes, salient value similarity, and dimensionality: Toward an integrative model of trust in risk regulationJournal of Applied Social Psychology, 36(7), 1674-1700. (10.1111/j.0021-9029.2006.00076.x)

Poortinga, W., Pidgeon, N. F. and Lorenzoni, I. (2006). Public perceptions of nuclear power, climate change and energy options in Britain: Summary findings of a survey conducted during october and november 2005. Technical Report.

Rogers-Hayden, T. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2006). Reflecting upon the UK's Citizens' Jury on Nanotechnologies: Nano Jury UKNanotechnology Law & Business (NLB), 3(2), 167-178.

Rowe, G., Poortinga, W. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2006). A comparison of responses to Internet and postal surveys in a public engagement contextScience Communication, 27(3), 352-375. (10.1177/1075547005284668)

Weyman, A. K., Pidgeon, N. F., Walls, J. and Horlick-Jones, T. E. (2006). Exploring Comparative Ratings and Constituent Facets of Public Trust in Risk Regulatory Bodies and Related Stakeholder GroupsJournal of Risk Research, 9(6), 605-622. (10.1080/13669870600799812)

2005

Lorenzoni, I., Pidgeon, N. F. and O'Connor, R. E. (2005). Dangerous Climate Change: The Role for Risk ResearchRisk Analysis, 25(6), 1387-1398. (10.1111/j.1539-6924.2005.00686.x)

Pidgeon, N. F., Poortinga, W., Rowe, G., Horlick-Jones, T. E., Walls, J. and O'Riordan, T. (2005). Using surveys in public participation processes for risk decision-making: the case of the 2003 British GM Nation? Public DebateRisk Analysis, 25(2), 467-479. (10.1111/j.1539-6924.2005.00603.x)

Poortinga, W. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2005). Trust in risk regulation: cause or consequence of the acceptability of GM food? Risk Analysis, 25(1), 199-209. (10.1111/j.0272-4332.2005.00579.x)

Rowe, G., Horlick-Jones, T. E., Walls, J. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2005). Difficulties in evaluating public engagement initiatives: reflections on an evaluation of the UK GM Nation? public debate about transgenic cropsPublic Understanding of Science, 14(4), 331-352. (10.1177/0963662505056611)

2004

Niewöhner, J., Cox, P., Gerrard, S. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2004). Evaluating the Efficacy of a Mental Models Approach for Improving Occupational Chemical Risk ProtectionRisk Analysis, 24(2), 349-361. (10.1111/j.0272-4332.2004.00437.x)

Poortinga, W., Bickerstaff, K., Langford, I., Niewöhner, J. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2004). The British 2001 Foot and Mouth crisis: a comparative study of public risk perceptions, trust and beliefs about government policy in two communitiesJournal of Risk Research, 7(1), 73-90. (10.1080/1366987042000151205)

Poortinga, W. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2004). Trust, the asymmetry principle, and the role of prior beliefsRisk Analysis, 24(6), 1475-1486. (10.1111/j.0272-4332.2004.00543.x)

Walls, J., Pidgeon, N. F., Weyman, A. and Horlick-Jones, T. (2004). Critical trust: understanding lay perceptions of health and safety risk regulationHealth, Risk and Society, 6(2), 133-150. (10.1080/1369857042000219788)

Wilkinson, S. B. T., Pidgeon, N. F., Lee, J., Pattison, C. and Lambert, N. (2004). Exploring consumer attitudes towards functional foods: A qualitative studyJournal of Nutraceuticals, Functional & Medical Foods, 4(3-4), 5-28.

2003

Cox, P., Niewoehner, J., Pidgeon, N. F., Gerrard, S., Fischhoff, B. and Riley, D. (2003). The use of mental models in chemical risk protection: developing a generic workplace methodology Risk Analysis, 23(2), 311-324. (10.1111/1539-6924.00311)

Henwood, K. L. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2003). Grounded theory in psychological research. In: Camic, P., Rhodes, J. and Yardley, L. eds. Qualitative Research in Psychology: Expanding Perspectives in Methodology and Design. Washington, DC: APA Publications, pp. 131-155.

Poortinga, W. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2003). Exploring the dimensionality of trust in risk regulation Risk Analysis, 23(5), 961-972. (10.1111/1539-6924.00373)

2002

Chilton, S., Covey, J., Hopkins, L., Jones-Lee, M., Loomes, G., Pidgeon, N. F. and Spencer, A. (2002). Public perceptions of risk and preference-based values of safetyJournal of Risk and Uncertainty, 25(3), 211-232. (10.1023/A:1020962104810)

Pidgeon, N. F. (2002). Science, uncertainty and societyEurohealth, 8(1), 16-18.

2001

Henwood, K. L. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2001). Talk about woods and trees: threat of urbanization, stability, and biodiversityJournal of Environmental Psychology, 21(2), 125-147. (10.1006/jevp.2000.0196)

2000

Okrent, D. and Pidgeon, N. F. (2000). Introduction: Dilemmas in Intergenerational versus Intragenerational Equity and Risk Policy [Editorial]Risk Analysis, 20(6), 759-762. (10.1111/0272-4332.206069)

Pidgeon, N. F. and O'Leary, M. (2000). Man-made disasters: why technology and organizations (sometimes) failSafety Science, 34(1-3), 15-30. (10.1016/S0925-7535(00)00004-7)

1999

Carthy, T., Chilton, S., Covey, J., Hopkins, L., Jones-Lee, M., Loomes, G., Pidgeon, N. F. and Spencer, A. (1999). On the Contingent Valuation of Safety and the Safety of Contingent Valuation: Part 2 - The CV/SG "Chained" ApproachJournal of Risk and Uncertainty, 17(3), 187-214. (10.1023/A:1007782800868)

Pidgeon, N. F., Henwood, K. L. and Horlick-Jones, T. E. (1999). Risk communication: new challenges for European health policyEurohealth, 5(2), 12-14.

Pidgeon, N. F. (1999). Social amplification of risk: models, mechanisms and tools for policyRisk, Decision and Policy, 4(2), 145-159.

1998

Beattie, J., Covey, J., Dolan, P., Hopkins, L., Jones-Lee, M., Loomes, G., Pidgeon, N. F., Robinson, A. and Spencer, A. (1998). On the contingent valuation of safety and the safety of contingent valuation: Part 1-caveat investigatorJournal of Risk and Uncertainty, 17(1), 5-26. (10.1023/A:1007711416843)

Fisk, J. E. and Pidgeon, N. F. (1998). Conditional probabilities, potential surprise, and the conjunction fallacyQuarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Section A: Human Experimental Psychology, 51(3), 655-681. (10.1080/713755770)

Okrent, D. and Pidgeon, N. F. (1998). Editorial: Risk perception versus risk analysisReliability Engineering & System Safety, 59(1), 1-4. (10.1016/S0951-8320(97)00345-1)

Pidgeon, N. F. (1998). Risk assessment, risk values and the social science programme: why we do need risk perception researchReliability Engineering & System Safety, 59(1), 5-15. (10.1016/S0951-8320(97)00114-2)

Pidgeon, N. F. (1998). Safety culture: key theoretical issuesWork and Stress, 12(3), 202-216. (10.1080/02678379808256862)

Pidgeon, N. F. (1998). Shaking the kaleidoscope of disasters research - a replyJournal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 6(2), 97-101. (10.1111/1468-5973.00078)

1997

Fisk, J. E. and Pidgeon, N. F. (1997). The conjunction fallacy: the case for the existence of competing heuristic strategiesBritish Journal of Psychology, 88(1), 1-27. (10.1111/j.2044-8295.1997.tb02617.x)

Pidgeon, N. F. (1997). The limits to safety? Culture, politics, learning and man-made disastersJournal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 5(1), 1-14. (10.1111/1468-5973.00032)

1996

Fisk, J. E. and Pidgeon, N. F. (1996). Component probabilities and the conjunction fallacy: Resolving signed summation and the low component model in a contingent approachActa Psychologica, 94(1), 1-20. (10.1016/0001-6918(95)00048-8)

1995

Henwood, K. L. and Pidgeon, N. F. (1995). Grounded theory and psychological researchThe Psychologist, 8(3), 115-118.

Henwood, K. L. and Pidgeon, N. F. (1995). Remaking the link: qualitative research and feminist standpoint theoryFeminism and Psychology, 5(1), 7-30. (10.1177/0959353595051003)

Research topics and related papers

Research in my group spans a number of broad topics under the headings of: Risk Perception and Communication; the Environment; Science, Technology and Public Policy; and Sustainability. Current topics studied include –

Public and stakeholder perceptions of climate change and energy futures

Attitudes to sustainable energy systems and scenarios

Energy biographies’ and energy use in everyday life

Public engagement with and governance of climate engineering proposals

Nanotechnology in society

Perceptions of radiological risks (e.g. radon, nuclear power)

Funding

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Integrated assessment of geoengineering proposals (IAGP).
October 2010 - September 2014 (with Universities of Leeds, East Anglia, Lancaster, Oxford, Bristol and UK Met Office)
£375,401

Natural Environment Research Council (UK Energy Research Centre Research Fund)
Transforming the UK energy systems: public values, attitudes and acceptability.
January 2011 - December 2012 (with Cardiff Schools of Engineering and Architecture)
£585,934

Economic and Social Research Council
Energy Biographies: Understanding the dynamics of energy use for energy demand reduction.
October 2010 - September 2014 (with Cardiff School of Social Sciences)
£574,539

Welsh Assembly Government
Secondment agreement – Climate change knowledge transfer advisor.
September 2010 - September 2012
£128,368

Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
Climate change consortium for Wales.
October 2009 - March 2014 (with Cardiff Schools of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Social Sciences, and City and Regional Planning, as well as C3W partners in the Universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor and Swansea).
£960,842

ESRC Professorial Climate Leader Fellowship
Risk Perception, climate change and public engagement.
October 2008 - September 2011
£249,123

ESRC
Public perceptions of climate change and energy futures in Britain.
October 2008 - December 2010
£314,177 (with Cardiff School of Architecture)

Leverhulme Trust
Energy futures and risk: exploring public perceptions.
January 2007 - December 2011
£1,008,000 (with Cardiff School of Architecture, Sheffield University, and University of East Anglia)

US National Science Foundation
Centre for Nanotechnology in Society, Theme 3, risk and societal responses.
January 2006 - December 2015 (with University of California Santa Barbara, and University of British Columbia)
$200,000

Research group

Understanding Risk

Research collaborators

Cardiff University

Professor Susan Baker, School of Social Science, Cardiff University
Dr Rhoda Ballinger, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University
Dr Catherine Butler, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
Dr Adam Corner, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
Professor Ian Hall, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University
Professor Karen Henwood, School of Social Science, Cardiff University
Professor Nick Jenkins, School of Engineering, Cardiff University
Professor Terry Marsden, School of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University
Professor Paul Milbourne, School of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University
Dr Karen Parkhill, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
Professor Peter Pearson, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
Dr Wouter Poortinga, Welsh School of Architecture & School of Psychology, Cardiff University
Professor Yacine Rezgui, School of Engineering, Cardiff University
Mr Dan Venables, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
Dr Lorraine Whitmarsh, School of Psychology, Cardiff University

External

Professor Richard Eiser, School of Psychology, University of Sheffield
Professor Mike Hulme, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
Dr Chris Jones, School of Psychology, Sheffield University
Dr Irene Lorenzoni, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
Dr Tee Rogers-Hayden, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
Mr Peter Simmons, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
Dr Alexa Spence, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham
Dr Nem Vaughan, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia

International Collaborators

Professor Baruch Fischhoff, Carnegie Mellon University
Professor Barbara Harthorn, University of California Santa Barbara
Professor Terre Satterfield, University of British Columbia

 

Postgraduate research interests

I am interested in the interaction between individuals and society, broadly defined, and the many problems that pose contemporary risks to people, particularly in relation to environmental or technological issues. This involves work on people’s perceptions of such risks and their benefits, on trust in governments and institutions to manage the risks, and on deliberative processes for resolving risk disputes. I have worked on a variety of issues over the years including nuclear power, GM food, chemical hazards and climate change, as well as on workplace safety cultures. I take an interdisciplinary approach to many of these issues, and hence my work spans social psychology, science and technology studies and environmental sciences. Prospective PhD students with an interest in the environment, from any of these disciplines, are encouraged to contact me. 

If you are interested in applying for a PhD please submit a formal application here.

Current students

Mr Stuart Capstick (Year 3)
Climate risk discourses: Longitudinal analysis of public perspectives on climate change over the past two decades in the UK.

Ms Christina Demski (Year 3)
Public perceptions of energy choices and climate change.

Miss Lucy Green  (Year 1)
Public attitudes and actions on climate change.

Ms Merryn Thomas (Year 1)
Public perceptions to the risks of sea-level rise in the Severn Estuary.

Mr Dan Venables (Staff Candidate)
Living with nuclear power: A mixed methods study of local community perceptions.

Previous students

Professor John Fisk (PhD Birkbeck College)
Component Probabilities and the Conjunction Fallacy.

Professor Edward Borodzicz (PhD Birkbeck College)
Crisis Communication and Risk

Dr Susan Hunter (PhD University of East Anglia)
The place of Forestry in Modern Welsh Life and Culture.

Dr Wouter Poortinga (PhD University of East Anglia)
Trust and Risk Perception of GM food.

Dr Susan Wilkinson (PhD University of East Anglia)
Consumer Attitudes Towards Functional Foods.

Dr Miguel de Franca Doria (PhD University of East Anglia)
Perceptions of Tap-water Risks.

Dr Carl Macrae (PhD University of East Anglia)
Risk Assessment of Aviation Incident Reports.

Dr Katherine Haynes (PhD University of East Anglia)
Risk Communication of Volcanic Hazards in Monserrat.

Undergraduate education

1975 - 1979: Bachelor of Arts, First Class Joint Honours in Mathematics and Psychology, University of Keele
Subsidiary subjects: Computer Science; Philosophy of Natural Science (Distinction)

Postgraduate education

1980-1983: Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology, University of Bristol
Title: Strategies and Heuristics in Individual Decision Making

Awards/external committees

Member of the Science Advisory Group to the Chief Scientist at the Department for Energy and Climate Change.

Formerly member of the 2001 and 2008 Psychology Panels for the Research Assessment Exercise.

Formerly member of the Royal Society Risk study group (1992) and nanotechnologies study group (2003/4).

2003 Awarded Fellowship of the Society for Risk Analysis International

Employment

2006 - Present: Professor of Environmental PSychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University.

1999-2006: Professor of Environmental Sciences, and Director of the Centre for Environmental Risk, school of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia

1995-99: Senior Lecturer in Psychology, School of Psychology University of Wales Bangor

1989-95: Lecturer in Applied Psychology, Birkbeck College University of London

1983-88: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Departments of Civil Engineering, University of Bristol and Sociology University of Exeter