Janine MorleyJanine Morley is a Reseacher in the DEMAND Centre at Lancaster University. She has a background in social science, and her PhD research, jointly supervised by Prof. Shove (Sociology) and Dr. Hazas (Computing and Communications), was a cross-disciplinary investigation into the diverse nature of energy demand in everyday practice.



Oliver Bates is a Researcher in the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University. Oliver is currently working on FTC 2050, looking to reduce the carbon footprint of urban parcel deliveries. Oliver is interested in using ICT to build up new knowledge bases and data sets to encourage more sustainable design and interventions. He is also interested in understanding how ICT and data can be used to drive more sustainable policies. Oliver’s PhD, supervised by Dr. Hazas, focused on understanding the impacts of media and IT in everyday life.


Ally Gormally is a Geographer and holds a lectureship in the Lancaster Environment Centre. She has a general interest in all things energy related and has worked across disciplines to explore the challenges and opportunities around low carbon transitions. Past research has included looking at both the physical and societal dimensions of community-based renewables, (funded through the UK Energy Research Centre), sustainability in Higher Education specifically around energy policies and patterns of energy supply and demand within a HE setting (funded through Energy Lancaster), and working with HCI researchers on practices of thermal comfort. Most recently Ally has been collaborating with the British Geological Survey on better understanding society’s interaction with subsurface processes.


Kelly Widdicks is a Computer Science PhD candidate in the School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University. Her PhD research, co-supervised by Mike Hazas and Adrian Friday, concerns the demand for data and its consequent energy consumption. She is interested in exposing the data demand associated with user practices, and discovering effective interventions for its reduction in everyday life.

Kathy New is a PhD student working on adaptive thermal comfort in non-domestic buildings supervised by Adrian Friday, Mike Hazas and Ally Gormally. Kathy is funded by CGE (Centre for Global Eco-innovation) and Hardy and Ellis Innovations. Kathy has an eclectic background including managing energy efficiency and fuel poverty projects across the North West, teaching (among other things) science, animal management, teacher training, and environmental consultancy work. She has worked with private, public and third sector organisations on a range of sustainability projects, and is interested in technological solutions to promote sustainable living, and social justice issues.


Adam Tyler is a PhD student, looking at combining adaptive and Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) methods to achieve low energy multi factor thermal comfort; he is co-supervised by Mike Hazas and Adrian Friday. With experience in the fields of mechanical engineering, renewable energy, building energy management, and control engineering, he has an interest in bringing together these with computing to develop practical energy reducing solutions for sustainability challenges.


Adrian FridayAdrian Friday is a Professor of Computing and Sustainability in the School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University. Adrian is PI on Informing Energy Choices using Ubiquitous Sensing (EP/I00033X/1), which brings together several disciplines to study the GhG impact of our daily lives using a mix of ethnographic fieldwork and Ubicomp probes. His recent work concerning everyday practices surrounding food preparation and GHG impact is the topic of a forthcoming EPSRC project, Encouraging Low Carbon Food Shopping with Ubicomp Interventions (EP/K012738/1).


Mike HazasMike Hazas is a senior lecturer in the School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University. Using observational approaches combining quantitative and qualitative data, Mike focuses on new understandings of sustainability within and beyond the home. Mike is Co-Investigator on DEMAND (EP/K011723/1) and Encouraging Low Carbon Food Shopping with Ubicomp Interventions (EP/K012738/1).



Past Members


Vanessa Thomas was a PhD Candidate with the HighWire Centre for Doctoral Training, and a Research Associate with the Institute for Social Futures. Her doctoral research examined a set of social practices and public policies that influence the environmental footprint of digital technologies. She is a self-described disciplinary mutt with a diverse academic and professional background. Much like the Fresh Prince, on the playground was where she spent most of her days.

Adrian Clear Adrian Clear worked as a Senior Research Associate in the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University until 2015. Adrian’s background is in ubiquitous computing, and his work has included tool support for data-rich, context-aware application development and smart-home platforms for sustainable living. His current research is in the area of technology design for environmental sustainability in domestic, everyday life. Adrian was a Researcher Co-investigator on Encouraging Low Carbon Food Shopping with Ubicomp Interventions (EP/K012738/1).


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