Dan is a PhD Student at Cardiff University, working on his thesis which hopes to explore the public acceptability of low consumption lifestyles and degrowth through a mixed-methods research design that incorporates deliberative focus groups, future scenario vignettes and framing experiments. Whilst he is based in the School of Psychology his research incorporates theory from socio-economics, political science and sociology.
Previous research history has primarily had a focus on environmental issues, located with the Understanding Risk Research Group.. Having worked on CASPI, BRISKEE and UKERC concerned with Pro-Environmental Behavior, Low-Carbon Lifestyles, Energy-Efficiency and Energy Transitions. He has also worked for a thinktank in Brussels conducting research on Youth Issues.
As a post-graduate Tutor at Cardiff University, he delivers seminars to undergraduates for their Research Methods skills and report writing.
Additional responsibilities include his appointment as a council member of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, representing the Tyndall Early Career Network (TECN), and helps to organize events for the centre on a regular basis.
Full list of publications
Social and Environmental Psychology (http://psych.cf.ac.uk/research/social_env_psy/)
Understanding Risk Research Group (http://www.understanding-risk.org/)
Sustainable Places Research Institute (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/sustainable-places)
Energy Systems Research Institute (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/energy-systems-research-institute)
Sheffield Hallam University, UK. BSc Psychology, August 2011
University of Bath, UK. MRes Psychology, October 2012
- Dissertation: ‘Investigating the discursive association of pro-environmental behaviour and the relationship between humans and the natural world in the accounts of environmentalists’
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, UK. Tyndall Early Career Network Representative and Council Member. October 2015 – Present.
Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
- Research Assistant, May 2015 – present; School of Psychology, Understanding Risk Research Group
ThinkYoung, Brussels, BE
- Research Project Manager, April 2014 – Sept 2014; Youth Politics research