Research

I investigate problems in response to climate change where communities and energy systems intersect. The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies is currently my research home.

I am currently leading the research project "Sustainable Energy Transitions: Linking Proenvironmental Behaviour to System Innovation". This project is funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant and the project co-applicant is Professor Travis Gliedt of the University of Oklahoma. The purpose of this research project is to explore the links between consumer adoption of innovations in energy services and sustainability transitions in Ontario's energy sector.

I am working with Prof. Julie MacArthur on an assessment and comparison of community energy projects in Canada and New Zealand.

In another on-going project, I am assessing the financing of clean energy decisions in the commercial sector with Professor Gliedt.

I am also working with Professor Shibani Chaudhury and a group of colleagues on a major review comparing biofuels policy, and technology between Canada and India. Professor Dawn Bazely has described this partnership in more detail here.