Current research projects

The project LO-ACT (Low Carbon Action in Ordinary Cities) investigates climate-related innovations  within the daily lives of people living in rapidly urbanising areas. The project situates those innovation within changing political contexts about what constitute a just climate response.

The project is funded by the European Research Council from 2019 to 2024.

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The project CESET (Community Energy and the Sustainable Transition in Ethiopia, Malawi and Mozambique) analyses the role that community energy will play in creating sustainable energy futures. The project delivers a feminist, intersectional lens to understand how community energy is deployed and with what consequences for the people in those communities.

​The project is funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund from 2020 to 2024.

In addition to direct the projects above, I also play an important role as a Co-Investigator in the project KNOW (Knowledges in Action for Urban Equality) which examines different modalities of knowledge co-production to deliver urban equality in nine countries.

​The project is funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund from 2018 to 2021.

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Previous project work

Most of my current work emerges from the three projects above, but some outputs emerged from previous work or other collaborative projects. For example:

The project Urbanising in Place: Building the Food-Water-Energy Nexus from Below is a project from the Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI) Food-Water-Energy Nexus, jointly established by the Belmont Forum and the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe. It focuses the potential of agroecological urbanism in four cities.

​The project Sustainable Energy Access in Mozambique- Socio-political Factorst in Conflict-Ladden Urban Areas, was funded by the British Academy (2016-2018), via the Sustainable Development 2016 Programme. Its objective was to understand the political economy of energy in the country and how impacted on people's lives.

 

​​​The project Mapping Urban Energy Landscapes, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (2013-2016), sought to develop spatial understandings of human relationships with energy.

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