Job: Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Technology, Professor 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.
Now a Professor in Energy and Behaviour Change and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Technology Richard splits his time between supporting the PVC Dean in helping to lead the Faculty and leading two EU H2020 projects. He has been a Principal Investigator and Co-investigator on a range of EPSRC, EU and JISC projects totalling over £4.5 million exploring the use of energy in non-domestic buildings and organisations. A recurring theme of his research is the need to move beyond feedback to explore innovative participatory methods of engagement in order to enhance environmental citizenship.
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 (https://eteacher.cemosa.es) is also researching the role of ICT enabled behaviour change to reduce energy consumption in buildings across Europe. He is 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
Phd enquiries welcome around energy and behaviour change, engagement, sustainability with regards to organisations and universities.
Successful Phd Completions
Monica Pianosi – Enhancing environmental citizenship and reducing energy consumption of building users using social media: a DMU case study. (1st supervisor). 2017.
Muhammad Mazhar – How higher education sector institutions can strategically manage their carbon emissions from all of their organisational activities? (1st supervisor) 2016.
Maurizio Sajeva - Governance For Sustainable Systems: The Development Of A Participatory Framework. (2nd supervisor). 2016
Jill Fisher - Promoting low carbon lifestyles: addressing informational needs through small group participation (2nd Supervisor) 2013
Carl Holland - Greenhouse gas emissions reduction policies: attitudinal and social network influences on employee acceptability (2nd Supervisor). 2013
• 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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