Dr Janine Morley

Early Career Research Fellow

Research Overview

My research is inspired by theories of technological and social change, which I apply and develop in relation to sustainability, digital technologies and data in everyday life. Much of my work is interdisciplinary and collaborative, and involves a combination of methods, including fine-grained energy and environmental sensor data, interviews and diaries. As a sociologist, I use this research to advance theories of practice, as well as contributing sociological insights and approaches to the fields of energy research and human computer interaction.

My current research, as part of the DEMAND Centre at Lancaster University, investigates the changing roles of digital devices and services in the home, the implications for shifting patterns of energy demand and their relevance for climate change and energy policy.

Selected Publications

Digitalisation, energy and data demand: The impact of Internet traffic on overall and peak electricity consumption
Morley, J., Widdicks, K.V., Hazas, M.D. 04/2018 In: Energy Research and Social Science. 38, p. 128-137. 10 p.
Journal article

Technologies within and beyond practices
Morley, J. 6/12/2016 In: The Nexus of Practices. Routledge p. 81-97. 17 p. ISBN: 9781138675155. Electronic ISBN: 9781315560816.

Demand in my pocket: mobile devices and the data connectivity marshalled in support of everyday practice
Lord, C., Hazas, M., Clear, A., Bates, O., Morley, J., Friday, A. 04/2015
Conference contribution/Paper

Towards an holistic view of the energy and environmental impacts of domestic media and IT
Bates, O., Hazas, M., Friday, A., Morley, J., Clear, A.K. 2014
Conference contribution/Paper

Accounting for Energy-Reliant Services within Everyday Life at Home
Bates, O., Clear, A., Friday, A., Hazas, M., Morley, J. 18/06/2012
Conference contribution/Paper

The significance of difference: understanding variation in household energy consumption
Morley, J., Hazas, M. 2011
Conference contribution/Paper

  • DEMAND - Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand
  • DSI - Society