EnergyREV LEAD for User Engagement, Preferences and Behaviour
Patrick Devine-Wright is an academic at the University of Exeter with a background in Environmental Psychology and Human Geography. He specialises in researching issues of social acceptance and community engagement with sustainable energy transitions, in particular controversial technology projects such as wind farms and high voltage power lines. He works closely with policy makers, industry and civil society groups and is currently Lead Author of the IPCC Working Group 3 on Climate Mitigation, Chair of the Devon Net Zero Task Force and a non-Executive Director of Exeter Community Energy.
He leads the Citizens workpackage (WP4.1) investigating engagement with and by users over time in case study demonstrator projects. He is also a co-investigator of WP4.2 on User Influence Tools.