Postdoctoral Research Fellow for User Behaviour and Preferences
Dr Chad Walker (he/him) is an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist with broad interests in low-carbon energy transitions. Chad has landed at the University of Exeter to work with Professor Patrick Devine-Wright on WP4 of EnergyREV. Together they are focusing on issues of user engagement, equity, justice, and citizen support for Smart Local Energy System development in the UK.
Past research endeavours include studying the impact of environmental justice and partisanship in shaping support for Canadian wind energy development, critically investigating the meaning of community wind energy, public participation and carbon pricing in Ontario (Canada), and using diverse methodologies — including Community-Based Participatory Research — to better understand reconciliation, autonomy, and pathways for improved health via Indigenous-led and owned renewable energy development in Canada.