Dr Alexandra GormallyLecturer in Subsurface and Society
Ally has a background in energy research and takes an interdisciplinary approach in looking at the challenges and opportunities around low carbon transitions. Ally’s doctoral research was funded by a competitively won studentship from the UK Energy Research Centre and took an interdisciplinary approach to assessing renewable energy potential in upland communities. This research looked at both the physical and societal dimensions of community-based renewables, using a mixture of spatial (GIS), quantitative and qualitative methods. Ally has also been involved in research with Energy Lancaster , looking at patterns of energy supply and demand with a focus on energy practices.
Ally has published in a number of interdisciplinary journals on themes of community energy including renewable resources, the role of institutional support and community ownership structures.
Ally holds a lectureship in Society and The Subsurface, which is a collaborative position between the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) and the British Geological Survey (BGS). Building on themes of energy, climate and communities, Ally is utilising her environmental and human geography background to take a critical perspective exploring societal interactions with the subsurface. Ally will focus her research on themes of knowledge, society and governance.
“They made gunpowder … yes down by the river there, that's your energy source”: attitudes towards community renewable energy in Cumbria
Gormally, A., Pooley, C., Whyatt, D., Timmis, R. 08/2014 In: Local Environment : The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. 19, 8, p. 915-932. 18 p.
A Regional Scale Assessment of Local Renewable Energy Resources in Cumbria, UK
Gormally, A., Whyatt, D., Timmis, R., Pooley, C. 11/2012 In: Energy Policy. 50, p. 283-293. 11 p.
Extending Manley’s Lancashire Plain Temperature Record: 1753‐2007
Gormally, A., Mackenzie, R., Tych, W. 10/2012 In: International Journal of Climatology. 32, 12, p. 1899-1908. 10 p.
Low‐carbon off‐grid electrification for rural areas in the United Kingdom: Lessons from the developing world
Yadoo, A., Gormally, A., Cruickshank, H. 10/2011 In: Energy Policy. 39, 10, p. 6400‐6407. 8 p.
Regional Scale Assessment of Cumbria's Renewable Energy Resource
Gormally, A., Whyatt, D. 2011 In: Proceedings of the GIS Research UK 19th Annual Conference. University of Portsmouth p. 199-204. 6 p.