Dr Alexandra GormallyHonorary/Visiting, Sessional - Research, Sessional - Teaching
My PhD research takes an interdisciplinary approach looking both the physical and social aspects of community renewables in the county of Cumbria (UK). The methodology firstly assesses the resource availability and subsequent energy potential for a mix of renewable electricity technologies across the region. Then, using case study communities, the research takes both a quantitative and qualitative approach to explore residents’ motivations and barriers to involvement in a community scheme and preference to technologies. Finally, the physical and social aspects are combined to produce energy scenarios.
“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. 2013 In: Local Environment : the international journal of justice and sustainability.
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.