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I am an economic geographer who is interested in the relationships between sustainability, energy and economy. Empirically, my research has focused on fuel poverty, energy transitions, alternative currencies, the Transition Towns movement and alternative food initiatives. My PhD research (at the University of Liverpool) was an ethnographic study of how an ‘alternative milieu’ developed around the town of Totnes, Devon, and the extent to which this supports the emergence of grassroots economic experiments or enhances their longevity.
Since October 2017 I have been a lecturer in Energy and Climate Change and I currently convene two second year modules (ENV5022B Low Carbon Energy and ENV5031B Social Research Skills) and a Master’s module (ENV7029B Energy and Climate Change). I also contribute to a range of other modules and supervise undergraduate, master’s and PhD projects.
Key Research Interests and Expertise
Key research interests:
Economic geography; Sustainability transitions; grassroots innovation; sustainable consumption; urban sustainability; geographies of innovation; alternative economic spaces; technological change; social innovation; open innovation; new economics; political economy; post-capitalism; post-consumerism; social economy; diverse economies; utopianism; intentional communities; countercultures; alternative places.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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From rational to relational: how energy poor households engage with the British retail energy marketAmbrosio-Albala, P., Middlemiss, L., Owen, A., Hargreaves, T., Emmel, N., Gilbertson, J., Tod, A., Snell, C., Mullen, C., Longhurst, N. & Gillard, R., Dec 2020, In: Energy Research & Social Science. 70, 101765.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile6 Citations (Scopus)13 Downloads (Pure)
Longhurst, N. & Hargreaves, T., Oct 2019, In: Energy Research & Social Science. 56, 101207.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile32 Citations (Scopus)23 Downloads (Pure)
Longhurst, N. & Chilvers, J., 8 Jun 2019, In: Sustainability Science. 14, 4, p. 973 990 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile16 Citations (Scopus)62 Downloads (Pure)
Deller, D., Waddams Price, C., Errington, E., Fletcher, A., Hargreaves, T., Harker, M., Longhurst, N., Reader, D. & Turner, G., 18 Oct 2018, Centre for Competition Policy.
Research output: Book/Report › Other reportOpen Access
Longhurst, N., Dumitru, A. & O'Riordan, T., 4 Dec 2017, Social Innovation and Sustainable Consumption : Research and Action for Societal Transformation. Backhaus, J., Genus, A., Lorek, S., Vadovics, E. & Wittmayer, J. M. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, p. 12-25 Chapter 2. (Routledge-SCORAI Studies in Sustainable Consumption ).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter3 Citations (Scopus)