Main research areas
- Socio-technical systems and energy planning
- Energy transitions and social psychology
- Environmental psychology, environmental justice and political ecology
My research contributes mainly to the energy transitions and social science body of knowledge. This interdisciplinary field of research draws upon insights and theories from science- and technology studies (STS), planning- and governance studies, social-, environmental- and political psychology, social- and political anthropology. Specifically, I have studied renewable energy technology (RET)-related social- and political controversies, environmental impact assessment (EIA) processes, policy initiatives for the promotion of RETs and actor perspectives of socio-technical change processes in the Danish district heating sector. I have also explored elite resistance to political change processes in Boliva and land conflicts in post-war Gulu, Northern Uganda.
My current research explores the social- and political psychology of change processes.
- Research design and research methodology
- Qualitative methods and mixed methods
I hold a PhD in social psychology and energy transitions and a MSc in political anthropology. My research profile is interdisciplinary.
Areas of expertise for journalists
- Sociotechnical perspectives of wind farm planning, EIA processes and district heating
- Energy planning and energy policies, related social and political controversies
- Socio-psychological perspectives of local land-use change