Job: Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Technology, Reader in Energy and Behaviour Change
School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development
Research group(s): Institute of Energy & Sustainable Development (IESD)
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH UK
T: +44 (0)116 207 8063
Having completed a BA (Hons) and Masters in Theology at the London School of Theology (affiliated with Middlesex University), Richard moved to Nottingham and worked for six years at a large family owned aerospace engineering company in North Nottinghamshire. During this time he studied part-time for an MBA at Nottingham Business School, focusing on corporate social responsibility and environmental management. Richard went on to study for a PhD at the University of Birmingham under Professor Judith Petts. An ESRC Case award with Veolia, it looked at the role of business in society through an examination of whether public engagement and deliberative processes, can generate ‘social learning’ and environmental citizenship.
As Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Technology Richard currently splits his time between supporting the PVC Dean in helping to lead the Faculty and his research role as a Reader in Energy and Behaviour Change. Over the last few years he has secured over £800k of funding exploring the use of energy in non-domestic buildings including three JISC funded projects using ICT as an enabler for behaviour change, one of which, Greenview, went on to win the EAUC Green Gown award for Green ICT. In 2013, he was awarded £183k from the EPSRC’s ‘Research in the Wild’ digital economy call to fund Gooddeeds, which utilized digital technologies to facilitate behaviour change through engaging and empowering employees, to reduce the environmental impact of public buildings. He is currently PI on two H2020 EU projects looking at ICT, energy and buildings. The first, SAVES2 (http://saves.nus.org.uk) is a follow up project to SAVEs with the National Union of Students, looking at the role of energy dashboards in reducing energy consumption on Universities across Europe. The second, eTeacher is also looking at the role of ICT enabled behaviour change to reduce energy consumption in buildings across Europe. He is also an expert advisor on the H2020 Smart Cities project Remourban (http://www.remourban.eu) and an Associate Editor of Energy Research and Social Science.
Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)
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Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham (ESRC funded CASE Award between University of Birmingham and Veolia Environmental Services)
Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
London School of Theology, Brunel University
BA (Hons) Theology (2:1)
Awarded RCUK Research Fellowship May 2009 - Sept 2010
• Principle Investigator for GoodDee2ds – an EPSRC ‘Digital Economy’ project awarded in September 2012. Value: £225,000 – a ‘Research In the Wild’ digital economy research project with Leicester City Council: http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/K012312/1
• Principle Investigator for ‘PROCO2’ – a JISC funded ‘Greening ICT’ project awarded Jan 2011 (end date April 2012). Value: £124,405. – collaborations with the Estates Department and external partners – Arup.
• Principle Investigator for ‘Greenview’ - a JISC funded ‘Greening ICT’ project awarded Jan 2011. Value: £39,840 – collaborating with Martin Rieser in the IOCT.
• Principle Investigator for ‘DUALL - a JISC funded ‘Greening ICT’ project awarded Jan 2010, completed March 2011. Value: £69,991collaborated internally with Martin Rieser in the IOCT.
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