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Professor Patrick Devine-Wright

Professor Patrick Devine-Wright

Professor in Human Geography

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 Amory C358

 

Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK

Overview

Patrick Devine-Wright is an environmental social scientist who draws from disciplines such as Human Geography and Environmental Psychology. He specialises in researching significant, policy-relevant environmental problems using an interdisciplinary collaborative approach that is theoretically informed and has clear pathways to impact.

Broad research specialisms:

  • understanding the symbolic and affective dimensions of people-place relations, particularly concepts of place attachment and place identity
  • investigating social and psychological aspects of siting new energy infrastructure such as wind farms and power lines, including 'NIMBYism’ and public engagement
  • understanding the motivation for pro-environmental and pro-social actions, particularly conceptions of citizenship applied to energy and environmental problems

He is a Lead Author for the IPCC Working Group III in the 6th Asessment Round contributing to a chapter on 'Demand, Services and Social Aspects of Mitigation'. He contributes the International Energy Agency's Task 28 on Social Acceptance of Wind Energy and has been a member of the National Advisory Group for EirGrid (the Irish electricity grid operator) since 2013.

He is a member of the Peer Review Group for the Department for Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy; and was formerly a member of the Social Science Expert Panel advising Defra and DECC. He was an invited member of the National Advisory Group steering the UK Community Renewables Initiatives between 2001 and 2006; and acted as Lead Expert to the Office of Science and Technology’s Foresight Project on Sustainable Energy and the Built Environment (2008).

He sits on the board of several academic journals including Global Environmental Change, Energy Research and Social Science, Journal of Environmental Psychology and Environment and Behavior. He edited a book on ‘Public Engagement with Renewable Energy: From NIMBY to Participation' published by Earthscan in 2011. A book on 'Place Attachment', co-edited with Dr. Lynne Manzo (University of Washington), was published by Routledge in 2013, for which we received the annual 2014 Achievement Award from the US Environmental Design Research Association. 

Institutional memberships

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

Chartered Environmental Psychologist and member of the British Psychological Society

International Association for People-Environment Studies

 

Qualifications

BSc Psychology (Trinity College, Dublin),
MSc in Environmental Psychology (Surrey),
PhD in Social Psychology (Surrey)

Career

Office hours: These vary from week to week and are displayed on my door (Amory 358C). To arrange to see me, please send me an email.

Research group links

Research

Research projects

Project Windy Isle, funded by the States of Guernsey Government on Stakeholder and Public Engagement with Offshore Wind Energy

Community Funds, collaborative research with EirGrid, the grid operator in the Republic of Ireland on the distribution of funds to communities affected by the siting of overhead power lines

 

Previous research grant awards

Engineering Low Carbon Coasts (EPSRC funding, with Dr. Karen Bickerstaff; Dr. Lars Johanning; Dr. Mat White and Prof. Kevin Gaston)

Public acceptance of high voltage power lines (ESRC funded PhD studentship, in collaboration with the National Grid plc., 2013-2016)

Public engagement and acceptance of marine renewable energy: a Guernsey case study (ESRC funded PhD studentship, in collaboration with the Guernsey Government, 2012-2015)

EU-Trace: European Trans-disciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering (ERC, FP7, 2012-2014)

Sustainable Grid Development: addressing the need to integrate economic, social and environmental concerns (funded by the Norwegian Research Council, 2011-2014)

Conditioning Demand: Older people, diversity and thermal experience (funded by EPSRC and EDF under the People Energy and Buildings Programme (2011-2013)

Challenging Lock-in through Urban Energy Systems (CLUES), funded by EPSRC funder the Sustainable Urban Environments programme (2011-2012)

Supergen FlexNet. (funded by the EPSRC under the Supergen programme, 2007-2012)

Beyond Nimbyism: Towards a multidisciplinary framework for understanding public engagement with renewable energy technologies ESRC/Research Council's Energy Programme, 125k of 500k, 2005-2009, Principle Investigator. This project was evaluated as 'outstanding' in the end of grant peer review by ESRC.

EU Framework 7, ADDRESS (Active distribution networks with full integration of demand and distributed energy resources),
300k of 7 million Euros, 2008-2011, Co-investigator.

Bruntwood Institute for Sustainable Cities,
£650k of £940k, 2007-2010, Co-investigator.

EPSRC, 'FlexNet', renewal of Future Network Technologies project (see below),
£625k of £7m, 2007-2011,  Co-investigator.

ESRC, under Towards a Sustainable Energy Economy research programme: "Beyond Nimbyism: Towards a multidisciplinary framework for understanding public engagement with renewable energy technologies".
£135k of £500k, 2005-2009, Principle Investigator.

EPSRC, under Supergen programme: Future Network Technologies.
£255 of £3.5m, 2003-2007, Co-investigator

EPSRC, under Sustainable Urban Environment programme: "City Form".
£400k of £2m, 2003-2007, Co-investigator.

ESRC, under Sustainable Technologies Programme: Harnessing Community Energies: Embedding Sustainable Energy Technologies at the local level.
£80k of £135k, 2004-2006, Co-investigator.

EU 5th Framework: INTUSER: Public attitudes to Energy Resources project funded by EU Framework 5.
£28K, 2002-2004, Co-investigator

EPSRC, under Partnerships for Public Understanding programme: Activity Based Sustainable Energy Futures.
£36K, 2002-2004, Co-investigator

EPSRC responsive mode: Evaluation & Dissemination of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Modelling In UK Local Authorities.
£62K, 2002-2003, Co-investigator

EU LIFE Programme: Making News: Community Sustainable Development Indicators" project.
£26K, 2002-2003, Co-investigator

Research networks

Membership of external committees (including peer review colleges)

Journal Editorial Roles

I am on the Editorial Boards of the following journals: Global Environmental Change, Energy Research and Social Science, Local Environment and Environment and Behaviour. I acted as Guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of Environmental Psychology on Place and Identity in 2009-2010.

Advisory Panel Roles:

  • Jury Member, Renewables Grid Initiative Best Pratice of the Year awards (2014+)
  • National Advisory Panel on Community Engagement for EirGrid, the Irish electricity system operator (2013+).
  • DECC/DEFRA Social Science Expert Panel (2012+).
  • International Science Panel on Renewable Energy (2005-2008).
  • National Advisory Group steering the Countryside Agency’s Community Renewables Initiative (2001-2006).
  • Regional Advisory Group of East Midlands CRI (2002-2005).

Review roles

I am a member of the Peer Review Colleges of the Economic and Social Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. I have acted as an international reviewer of grant applications for funding agencies in the United States, Canada, Ireland, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

I have acted as External Examiner for PhD vivas for the Open University, University of Exeter, Robert Gordon University, Cardiff University, Lancaster University, University of Sheffield, University of Melbourne and the University of South Australia.

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Cotton M, Devine-Wright P (In Press). Making electricity networks ‘visible’: industry actor constructions of ‘publics’ and public engagement in infrastructure planning. Public Understanding of Science Abstract.  Author URL.
Cowell R, Devine-Wright P (2018). A ‘delivery-democracy dilemma’? Mapping and explaining policy change for public engagement with energy infrastructure. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 20(4), 499-517. Abstract.  Full text.
Devine-Wright P (2013). Explaining ‘NIMBY’ objections to a power line: the role of personal, place attachment and project-related factors. Environment and Behavior, 45, 761-781.
Devine-Wright P (2013). Think global, act local? the relevance of place attachments and place identities in a climate changed world. Global Environmental Change, 23, 61-69. Abstract.
Cotton M, Devine-Wright P (2012). Making electricity networks ‘visible’: industry actor constructions of ‘publics’ and public engagement in infrastructure planning. Public Understanding of Science, 21, 17-35.
Devine-Wright P (2011). Place attachment and public acceptance of renewable energy: a tidal energy case study. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 31, 336-343. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by category


Books

Devine-Wright P (eds)(2011). Renewable Energy and the Public: from Nimby to Participation. London, UK, Earthscan. Abstract.  Author URL.
Devine-Wright P (eds)(2010). Renewable Energy and the Public., Earthscan / James & James. Abstract.  Author URL.

Journal articles

Batel SA, Devine-Wright P (In Press). (in press). A critical and empirical analysis of the national-local ‘gap’in public responses to large-scale energy infrastructures. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management Abstract.  Full text.
Cox D, Hudson H, Plummer K, Siriwardena G, Anderson K, Hancock S, Devine-Wright P, Gaston KJ (In Press). Covariation in urban birds providing cultural services or disservices and people. Journal of Applied Ecology Full text.
Devine-Wright P (In Press). Expanding the Role for Psychology in Addressing Environmental Challenges.  Full text.
Devine-Wright P, Bickerstaff K, Butler C (In Press). Living with low carbon technologies: an agenda for sharing and comparing qualitative energy research. Energy Policy Abstract.  Full text.
Devine-Wright P (In Press). Local perceptions of opportunities for engagement and procedural justice in electricity transmission grid projects in Norway and the UK.  Full text.
Cotton M, Devine-Wright P (In Press). Making electricity networks ‘visible’: industry actor constructions of ‘publics’ and public engagement in infrastructure planning. Public Understanding of Science Abstract.  Author URL.
Goedkoop F, Devine-Wright P (In Press). Partnership or placation? the role of Trust and Justice in the Shared Ownership of Renewable Energy Projects. Energy Research & Social Science. Abstract.  Full text.
Devine-Wright P (In Press). Psychological Research and Global Climate Change. Nature Climate Change Full text.
Bruegger A, Dessai S, Devine-Wright P, Morton TA, Pidgeon N (In Press). Psychological responses to the proximity of climate change. Nature Climate Change Full text.
Batel SA, Devine-Wright P (In Press). Towards a better understanding of people's responses to renewable energy technologies: Insights from Social Representations Theory. Public Understanding of Science Abstract.
Devine-Wright P (2019). Between fixities and flows: Navigating place attachments in an increasingly mobile world. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 61, 125-133. Full text.
Cowell R, Devine-Wright P (2018). A ‘delivery-democracy dilemma’? Mapping and explaining policy change for public engagement with energy infrastructure. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 20(4), 499-517. Abstract.  Full text.
Perlaviciute G, Schuitema G, Devine-Wright P, Ram B (2018). At the heart of a sustainable energy transition: the public acceptability of energy projects. IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, 16(1), 49-55. Abstract.
Batel S, Devine-Wright P (2018). Populism, identities and responses to energy infrastructures at different scales in the United Kingdom: a post-Brexit reflection. Energy Research and Social Science, 43, 41-47. Abstract.
Bauwens T, Devine-Wright P (2018). Positive energies? an empirical study of community energy participation and attitudes to renewable energy. Energy Policy, 118, 612-625. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P, Smith J, Batel S (2018). “Positive parochialism”, local belonging and ecological concerns: Revisiting Common Ground's Parish Maps project. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers Abstract.  Full text.
Devine-Wright P, Batel S, Aas O, Sovacool B, LaBelle MC, Ruud A (2017). A conceptual framework for understanding the social acceptance of energy infrastructure: Insights from energy storage. Energy Policy, 107, 27-31. Abstract.
Batel S, Devine-Wright P (2017). Energy Colonialism and the Role of the Global in Local Responses to New Energy Infrastructures in the UK: a Critical and Exploratory Empirical Analysis. Antipode, 49(1), 3-22. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P, Batel S (2017). My neighbourhood, my country or my planet? the influence of multiple place attachments and climate change concern on social acceptance of energy infrastructure. Global Environmental Change, 47, 110-120. Abstract.
Clayton S, Carrico A, Steg L, Swim JK, Bonnes M, Devine-Wright P (2017). Psychologists and the problem of population growth: Reply to Bridgeman (2017). American Psychologist, 72(4), 388-389. Abstract.
Batel S, Castro P, Devine-Wright P, Howarth C (2016). Developing a critical agenda to understand pro-environmental actions: contributions from Social Representations and Social Practices Theories. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 7(6), 932-932.
Batel S, Castro P, Devine-Wright P, Howarth C (2016). Developing a critical agenda to understand pro-environmental actions: contributions from Social Representations and Social Practices Theories. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 7(5), 727-745. Abstract.
Bailey E, Devine-Wright P, Batel S (2016). Understanding responses to a uk high-voltage powerline proposal: the role of place and project-based social representations. Papers on Social Representations, 25(1), 2.1-2.24. Abstract.
Bailey E, Devine-Wright P, Batel S (2016). Using a narrative approach to understand place attachments and responses to power line proposals: the importance of life-place trajectories. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 48, 200-211.
Bickerstaff K, Devine-Wright P, Butler C (2015). Living with low carbon technologies: an agenda for sharing and comparing qualitative energy research. Energy Policy, 84, 241-249. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P (2015). Local attachments and identities. Progress in Human Geography, 39(4), 527-530.
Devine-Wright P, Price J, Leviston Z (2015). My country or my planet? Exploring the influence of multiple place attachments and ideological beliefs upon climate change attitudes and opinions. Global Environmental Change, 30, 68-79. Abstract.  Full text.
Walker I, Leviston Z, Price J, Devine-Wright P (2015). Responses to a worsening environment: relative deprivation mediates between place attachments and behaviour. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 45(7), 833-846. Author URL.
Rydin Y, Guy S, Goodier C, Chmutina K, Devine-Wright P, Wiersma B (2015). The financial entanglements of local energy projects. Geoforum, 59, 1-11. Abstract.
Batel S, Devine-Wright P, Wold L, Egeland H, Jacobsen G, Aas O (2015). The role of (de-)essentialisation within siting conflicts: an interdisciplinary approach. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 44, 149-159.
Wrapson W, Devine-Wright P (2014). 'Domesticating' low carbon thermal technologies: Diversity, multiplicity and variability in older person, off grid households. Energy Policy, 67, 807-817. Abstract.
Chmutina K, Wiersma B, Goodier CI, Devine-Wright P (2014). Concern or compliance? Drivers of urban decentralised energy initiatives. Sustainable Cities and Society, 10, 122-129. Abstract.
Wiersma B, Devine-Wright P (2014). Decentralising energy: comparing the drivers and influencers of projects led by public, private, community and third sector actors. Contemporary Social Science, 9(4), 456-470. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P, Wrapson W, Henshaw V, Guy S (2014). Low carbon heating and older adults: Comfort, cosiness and glow. Building Research and Information, 42(3), 288-299. Abstract.
Aas Ø, Devine-Wright P, Tangeland T, Batel S, Ruud A (2014). Public beliefs about high-voltage powerlines in Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom: a comparative survey. Energy Research and Social Science, 2, 30-37. Abstract.
Wiersma B, Devine-Wright P (2014). Public engagement with offshore renewable energy: a critical review. WILEY INTERDISCIPLINARY REVIEWS-CLIMATE CHANGE, 5(4), 493-507. Author URL.
Devine-Wright P, Batel S (2013). Explaining public preferences for high voltage power lines: an empirical study of perceived fit in a rural landscape. Land Use Policy, 31, 640-649.
Devine-Wright P, Batel S (2013). Explaining public preferences for high voltage pylon designs: an empirical study of perceived fit in a rural landscape. Land Use Policy, 31, 640-649. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P (2013). Explaining ‘NIMBY’ objections to a power line: the role of personal, place attachment and project-related factors. Environment and Behavior, 45, 761-781.
Devine-Wright P, Wiersma B (2013). Opening up the "local" to analysis: Exploring the spatiality of UK urban decentralised energy initiatives. Local Environment, 18(10), 1099-1116. Abstract.
Cotton M, Devine-Wright P (2013). Putting pylons into place: a UK case study of public perspectives on the impacts of high voltage overhead transmission lines. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 56(8), 1225-1245. Abstract.
Batel S, Devine-Wright P, Tangeland T (2013). Social acceptance of low carbon energy and associated infrastructures: a critical discussion. Energy Policy, 58, 1-5. Abstract.
Batel S, Devine-Wright P, Tangeland T (2013). Social acceptance of low carbon energy and associated infrastructures: a critical discussion. Energy Policy, 58, 1-5. Abstract.
Hall N, Ashworth P, Devine-Wright P (2013). Societal acceptance of wind farms: Analysis of four common themes across Australian case studies. Energy Policy, 58, 200-208. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P (2013). Think global, act local? the relevance of place attachments and place identities in a climate changed world. Global Environmental Change, 23, 61-69. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P (2013). Understanding NIMBYism. International Water Power and Dam Construction, 65(5), 38-40. Abstract.
Irvine KN, Warber SL, Devine-Wright P, Gaston KJ (2013). Understanding Urban Green Space as a Health Resource: a Qualitative Comparison of Visit Motivation and Derived Effects among Park Users in Sheffield, UK. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, 10(1), 417-442. Author URL.
Bailey E, Devine-Wright P (2013). Varieties of people-place relations and place change: UK electricity transmission grid development. ESTUDIOS DE PSICOLOGIA, 34(3), 335-338. Author URL.
Cotton M, Devine-Wright P (2012). Making electricity networks ‘visible’: industry actor constructions of ‘publics’ and public engagement in infrastructure planning. Public Understanding of Science, 21, 17-35.
Barr S, Devine-Wright P (2012). Resilient Communities: sustainabilities in transition. Local Environment, 17, 525-532.
Buijs A, Hovardas T, Figari H, Castro P, Devine-Wright P, Fischer A, Mouro C, Selge S (2012). Understanding People's Ideas on Natural Resource Management: Research on Social Representations of Nature. Society and Natural Resources, 25(11), 1167-1181. Abstract.
Cotton M, Devine-Wright P (2011). Discourses of energy infrastructure development: a Q-method study of electricity transmission line siting in the UK. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A, 43(4), 942-960. Author URL.
Cotton M, Devine-Wright P (2011). Discourses of energy infrastructure development: a Q-method study of electricity transmission line siting in the UK. Environment and Planning A, 4(43), 942-960. Abstract.  Author URL.
Devine-Wright P (2011). Enhancing local distinctiveness fosters public acceptance of tidal energy: a UK case study. Energy Policy(39), 83-93. Abstract.  Author URL.
Devine-Wright P (2011). Place attachment and public acceptance of renewable energy: a tidal energy case study. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 31, 336-343. Abstract.  Author URL.
Devine-Wright P (2011). Public engagement with large-scale renewable energy technologies: breaking the cycle of NIMBYism. WIRES CLIM CHANGE, 2(1), 19-26. Abstract.  Author URL.
Devine-Wright P (2011). Public engagement with large-scale renewable energy: breaking the NIMBY cycle. WIREs Clim Change(2), 19-26. Author URL.
Rydin Y, Devine-Wright P, Goodier C, Guy S, Hunt L, Watson J (2010). Briefing: Challenging lock-in through urban energy systems. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Urban Design and Planning, 163(4), 149-151. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P, Heath Y (2010). Disruption to place attachment and the protection of restorative environments: a wind energy case study. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 30 Abstract.
Cass N, Walker G, Devine-Wright P (2010). Good Neighbours, Public Relations and Bribes: the Politics and Perceptions of Community Benefit Provision in Renewable Energy Development in the UK. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY & PLANNING, 12(3), 255-275. Author URL.
Devine-Wright P, Clayton S (2010). Introduction to the special issue: Place, identity and environmental behaviour. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 30(3), 267-270. Author URL.
Sherry-Brennan F, Devine-Wright H, Devine-Wright P (2010). Public Understanding of Hydrogen: a theoretical approach. Energy Policy(38), 5311-5319. Abstract.
Walker G, Devine-Wright P, Hunter S, High H, Evans B (2010). Trust and community: exploring the meanings, contexts and dynamics of community renewable energy. Energy Policy, 2655-2663. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P, Devine-Wright H, Brennan FS (2010). Visible technologies, invisible organizations: an empirical study of public beliefs about electricity supply networks. Energy Policy, 4127-4134. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P, Devine-Wright H, Brennan FS (2010). Visible technologies, invisible organizations: an empirical study of public beliefs about electricity supply networks. Energy Policy, 4127-4134. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P, Sutton J (2009). An energetic approach. PSYCHOLOGIST, 22(2), 116-117. Author URL.
Agyeman J, Devine-Wright P, Prange J (2009). Close to the edge, down by the river? Joining up managed retreat and place attachment in a climate changed world. ENVIRON PLANN A, 41(3), 509-513. Abstract.
Irvine K, Devine-Wright P, Payne S, Fuller R, Painter B, Gaston K (2009). Green space, soundscape and urban sustainability: an interdisciplinary,empirical study. Local Environment, 14(2), 155-172. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P, Devine-Wright H (2009). Public engagement with community-based energy service provision: an exploratory case study. Energy and Environment, 20(3), 303-317. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P (2009). Rethinking NIMBYism: the Role of Place Attachment and Place Identity in Explaining Place-protective Action. J COMMUNITY APPL SOC, 19(6), 426-441. Abstract.
Devine-Wright H, Devine-Wright P (2009). Social representations of electricity network technologies: exploring processes of anchoring and objectification through the use of visual research methods. Br J Soc Psychol, 48(Pt 2), 357-373. Abstract.
Walker G, Devine-Wright P (2008). Community renewable energy: What should it mean?. ENERGY POLICY, 36(2), 497-500. Author URL.
Wall R, Devine-Wright P, Mill GA (2008). Interactions between perceived behavioral control and personal-normative motives - Qualitative and quantitative evidence from a study of commuting-mode choice. JOURNAL OF MIXED METHODS RESEARCH, 2(1), 63-86. Author URL.
Wall R, Devine-Wright P, Mill GA (2007). Comparing and combining theories to explain proenvironmental intentions - the case of commuting-mode choice. ENVIRONMENT AND BEHAVIOR, 39(6), 731-753. Author URL.
Walker G, Hunter S, Devine-Wright P, Evans B, Fay H (2007). Harnessing community energies: Explaining and evaluating community-based localism in renewable energy policy in the UK. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS, 7(2), 64-+. Author URL.
Fuller RA, Irvine KN, Devine-Wright P, Warren PH, Gaston KJ (2007). Psychological benefits of greenspace increase with biodiversity. Biol Lett, 3(4), 390-394. Abstract.  Author URL.
Devine-Wright P, Devine-Wright H (2006). Social representations of intermittency and the shaping of public support for wind energy in the UK. International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 25(3-4), 243-256. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P (2005). Beyond NIMBYism: Towards an integrated framework for understanding public perceptions of wind energy. Wind Energy, 8(2), 125-139. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P (2005). Local aspects of UK renewable energy development: Exploring public beliefs and policy implications. Local Environment, 10(1), 57-69. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P (2002). A sociology of energy, buildings and the environment: constructing knowledge, designing practice. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 22(4), 415-417. Author URL.
Devine-Wright P (2001). Identity, memory and the social status of groups in Northern Ireland: Relating processes of social remembering with beliefs about the structure of society. Irish Journal of Psychology, 22(2), 1-21. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P, Fleming PD, Chadwick H (2001). Role of social capital in advancing regional sustainable development. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 19(2), 161-167. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P, Lyons E (1997). Remembering pasts and representing places: the construction of national identities in Ireland. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 17(1), 33-45. Abstract.

Chapters

Colton J, Conway F, Wiersma B, Carlson J, Devine-Wright P (2017). Consultation in ocean energy development. In  (Ed) Ocean Energy: Governance Challenges for Wave and Tidal Stream Technologies, 205-228.
Bickerstaff K, Johnstone P (2017). The re-scaling of energy politics: UK nuclear facility siting in historical context. In  (Ed) The Routledge Research Companion to Energy Geographies, 139-152.
Devine-Wright P (2013). Dynamics of place attachment in a climate changed world. In  (Ed) Place Attachment: Advances in Theory, Methods and Applications, 165-177.
Taji-Farouki S (2013). Introduction. In  (Ed) The Qur'an and its readers in the twentieth century. Qur'an interpretation and translation in global perspective, Oxford: OUP.
Devine-Wright P (2013). Place attachment and the social acceptance or renewable energy technologies. In  (Ed) Psychological Approaches to Sustainability: Current Trends in Theory, Research and Applications, 337-359.  Abstract.
Sherry-Brennan F, Devine-Wright P, Devine-Wright H (2013). Public engagement with wind-hydrogen technology: a comparative study. In  (Ed) Renewable Energy and the Public: from NIMBY to Participation, 261-274.
Watson J, Devine-Wright P (2012). Centralization, decentralization and the scales in between: What role might they play in the uk energy system?. In  (Ed) The Future of Electricity Demand: Customers, Citizens and Loads, 280-297.  Abstract.
Torriti J, Leach M, Devine-Wright P (2012). Demand-side participation: Price constraints, technical limits and behavioural risks. In  (Ed) The Future of Electricity Demand: Customers, Citizens and Loads, 88-105.  Abstract.
Devine-Wright P (2011). From backyards to places: Public engagement and the emplacement of renewable energy technologies. In  (Ed) Renewable Energy and the Public: from NIMBY to Participation, London: Earthscan, 57-70.
Devine-Wright P (2010). Place attachment and the social acceptance of renewable energy technologies. In  (Ed) Psychological Approaches to Sustainability: Current Trends in Theory, Research and Applications, 337-360.  Abstract.
Devine-Wright P (2008). Reconsidering public acceptance of renewable energy technologies: a critical review. In Grubb M, Jamasb T, Pollitt M (Eds.) Delivering a Low Carbon Electricity System: Technologies, Economics and Policy, Cambridge University Press, 443-461.
Devine-Wright P (2007). Energy citizenship: psychological aspects of evolution in sustainable energy technologies. In  (Ed) Framing the Present, Shaping the Future: Contemporary Governance of Sustainable Technologies, Earthscan, 63-86.
Sherry-Brennan F, Devine-Wright H, Devine-Wright P (2007). Social representations of hydrogen technologies: a community-owned wind-hydrogen project. In  (Ed) Risk and the Public Acceptance of New Technologies, 154-174.

Conferences

Payne SR, Devine-Wright P, Irvine KN (2007). People's perceptions and classifications of sounds heard in urban parks: Semantics, affect and restoration.  Abstract.
Devine-Wright H, Leach M, Johnstone CM, Devine-Wright P (2005). Integrating multidisciplinary perspectives on demand side participation for future power systems.  Abstract.
Wall R, Devine-Wright P, Mill GA (2005). Psychological predictors in context: an empirical study of interactions between determinants of car use intentions.  Author URL.
Devine-Wright P (2004). Towards zero-carbon: Citizenship, responsibility and the public acceptability of sustainable energy technologies.  Abstract.
Devine-Wright P, McAlpine G, Batley-White S (2001). Wind turbines in the landscape: an evaluation of local community involvement and other considerations in UK wind farm development.  Author URL.

Reports

Matthew GS, Fitch-Roy OWF, Connor PM, Woodman B, Thies P, Hussain E, Mahmood H, Abusara M, Yan X, Hardwick J, et al (2018). ICE report T2.1.2 - ICE general methodology. INTERREG,  Penryn, UK, University of Exeter. Full text.
Devine-Wright P, Rydin Y, Guy S, Hunt L, Walker L, Watson J, Loughead J, Ince M (2009). Powering our Lives: Sustainable Energy Management and the Built Environment (2009). Final Project Report.  London. Government Office for Science. Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Batel SA, Devine-Wright P (In Press). (in press). A critical and empirical analysis of the national-local ‘gap’in public responses to large-scale energy infrastructures. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management Abstract.  Full text.
Cox D, Hudson H, Plummer K, Siriwardena G, Anderson K, Hancock S, Devine-Wright P, Gaston KJ (In Press). Covariation in urban birds providing cultural services or disservices and people. Journal of Applied Ecology Full text.
Devine-Wright P (In Press). Expanding the Role for Psychology in Addressing Environmental Challenges.  Full text.
Devine-Wright P, Bickerstaff K, Butler C (In Press). Living with low carbon technologies: an agenda for sharing and comparing qualitative energy research. Energy Policy Abstract.  Full text.
Devine-Wright P (In Press). Local perceptions of opportunities for engagement and procedural justice in electricity transmission grid projects in Norway and the UK.  Full text.
Cotton M, Devine-Wright P (In Press). Making electricity networks ‘visible’: industry actor constructions of ‘publics’ and public engagement in infrastructure planning. Public Understanding of Science Abstract.  Author URL.
Goedkoop F, Devine-Wright P (In Press). Partnership or placation? the role of Trust and Justice in the Shared Ownership of Renewable Energy Projects. Energy Research & Social Science. Abstract.  Full text.
Devine-Wright P (In Press). Psychological Research and Global Climate Change. Nature Climate Change Full text.
Bruegger A, Dessai S, Devine-Wright P, Morton TA, Pidgeon N (In Press). Psychological responses to the proximity of climate change. Nature Climate Change Full text.
Batel SA, Devine-Wright P (In Press). Towards a better understanding of people's responses to renewable energy technologies: Insights from Social Representations Theory. Public Understanding of Science Abstract.

2019

Devine-Wright P (2019). Between fixities and flows: Navigating place attachments in an increasingly mobile world. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 61, 125-133. Full text.

2018

Cowell R, Devine-Wright P (2018). A ‘delivery-democracy dilemma’? Mapping and explaining policy change for public engagement with energy infrastructure. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 20(4), 499-517. Abstract.  Full text.
Perlaviciute G, Schuitema G, Devine-Wright P, Ram B (2018). At the heart of a sustainable energy transition: the public acceptability of energy projects. IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, 16(1), 49-55. Abstract.
Matthew GS, Fitch-Roy OWF, Connor PM, Woodman B, Thies P, Hussain E, Mahmood H, Abusara M, Yan X, Hardwick J, et al (2018). ICE report T2.1.2 - ICE general methodology. INTERREG,  Penryn, UK, University of Exeter. Full text.
Batel S, Devine-Wright P (2018). Populism, identities and responses to energy infrastructures at different scales in the United Kingdom: a post-Brexit reflection. Energy Research and Social Science, 43, 41-47. Abstract.
Bauwens T, Devine-Wright P (2018). Positive energies? an empirical study of community energy participation and attitudes to renewable energy. Energy Policy, 118, 612-625. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P, Smith J, Batel S (2018). “Positive parochialism”, local belonging and ecological concerns: Revisiting Common Ground's Parish Maps project. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers Abstract.  Full text.

2017

Devine-Wright P, Batel S, Aas O, Sovacool B, LaBelle MC, Ruud A (2017). A conceptual framework for understanding the social acceptance of energy infrastructure: Insights from energy storage. Energy Policy, 107, 27-31. Abstract.
Colton J, Conway F, Wiersma B, Carlson J, Devine-Wright P (2017). Consultation in ocean energy development. In  (Ed) Ocean Energy: Governance Challenges for Wave and Tidal Stream Technologies, 205-228.
Batel S, Devine-Wright P (2017). Energy Colonialism and the Role of the Global in Local Responses to New Energy Infrastructures in the UK: a Critical and Exploratory Empirical Analysis. Antipode, 49(1), 3-22. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P, Batel S (2017). My neighbourhood, my country or my planet? the influence of multiple place attachments and climate change concern on social acceptance of energy infrastructure. Global Environmental Change, 47, 110-120. Abstract.
Clayton S, Carrico A, Steg L, Swim JK, Bonnes M, Devine-Wright P (2017). Psychologists and the problem of population growth: Reply to Bridgeman (2017). American Psychologist, 72(4), 388-389. Abstract.
Bickerstaff K, Johnstone P (2017). The re-scaling of energy politics: UK nuclear facility siting in historical context. In  (Ed) The Routledge Research Companion to Energy Geographies, 139-152.

2016

Batel S, Castro P, Devine-Wright P, Howarth C (2016). Developing a critical agenda to understand pro-environmental actions: contributions from Social Representations and Social Practices Theories. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 7(6), 932-932.
Batel S, Castro P, Devine-Wright P, Howarth C (2016). Developing a critical agenda to understand pro-environmental actions: contributions from Social Representations and Social Practices Theories. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 7(5), 727-745. Abstract.
Bailey E, Devine-Wright P, Batel S (2016). Understanding responses to a uk high-voltage powerline proposal: the role of place and project-based social representations. Papers on Social Representations, 25(1), 2.1-2.24. Abstract.
Bailey E, Devine-Wright P, Batel S (2016). Using a narrative approach to understand place attachments and responses to power line proposals: the importance of life-place trajectories. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 48, 200-211.

2015

Bickerstaff K, Devine-Wright P, Butler C (2015). Living with low carbon technologies: an agenda for sharing and comparing qualitative energy research. Energy Policy, 84, 241-249. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P (2015). Local attachments and identities. Progress in Human Geography, 39(4), 527-530.
Devine-Wright P, Price J, Leviston Z (2015). My country or my planet? Exploring the influence of multiple place attachments and ideological beliefs upon climate change attitudes and opinions. Global Environmental Change, 30, 68-79. Abstract.  Full text.
Walker I, Leviston Z, Price J, Devine-Wright P (2015). Responses to a worsening environment: relative deprivation mediates between place attachments and behaviour. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 45(7), 833-846. Author URL.
Rydin Y, Guy S, Goodier C, Chmutina K, Devine-Wright P, Wiersma B (2015). The financial entanglements of local energy projects. Geoforum, 59, 1-11. Abstract.
Batel S, Devine-Wright P, Wold L, Egeland H, Jacobsen G, Aas O (2015). The role of (de-)essentialisation within siting conflicts: an interdisciplinary approach. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 44, 149-159.

2014

Wrapson W, Devine-Wright P (2014). 'Domesticating' low carbon thermal technologies: Diversity, multiplicity and variability in older person, off grid households. Energy Policy, 67, 807-817. Abstract.
Chmutina K, Wiersma B, Goodier CI, Devine-Wright P (2014). Concern or compliance? Drivers of urban decentralised energy initiatives. Sustainable Cities and Society, 10, 122-129. Abstract.
Wiersma B, Devine-Wright P (2014). Decentralising energy: comparing the drivers and influencers of projects led by public, private, community and third sector actors. Contemporary Social Science, 9(4), 456-470. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P, Wrapson W, Henshaw V, Guy S (2014). Low carbon heating and older adults: Comfort, cosiness and glow. Building Research and Information, 42(3), 288-299. Abstract.
Aas Ø, Devine-Wright P, Tangeland T, Batel S, Ruud A (2014). Public beliefs about high-voltage powerlines in Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom: a comparative survey. Energy Research and Social Science, 2, 30-37. Abstract.
Wiersma B, Devine-Wright P (2014). Public engagement with offshore renewable energy: a critical review. WILEY INTERDISCIPLINARY REVIEWS-CLIMATE CHANGE, 5(4), 493-507. Author URL.

2013

Devine-Wright P (2013). Dynamics of place attachment in a climate changed world. In  (Ed) Place Attachment: Advances in Theory, Methods and Applications, 165-177.
Devine-Wright P, Batel S (2013). Explaining public preferences for high voltage power lines: an empirical study of perceived fit in a rural landscape. Land Use Policy, 31, 640-649.
Devine-Wright P, Batel S (2013). Explaining public preferences for high voltage pylon designs: an empirical study of perceived fit in a rural landscape. Land Use Policy, 31, 640-649. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P (2013). Explaining ‘NIMBY’ objections to a power line: the role of personal, place attachment and project-related factors. Environment and Behavior, 45, 761-781.
Taji-Farouki S (2013). Introduction. In  (Ed) The Qur'an and its readers in the twentieth century. Qur'an interpretation and translation in global perspective, Oxford: OUP.
Devine-Wright P, Wiersma B (2013). Opening up the "local" to analysis: Exploring the spatiality of UK urban decentralised energy initiatives. Local Environment, 18(10), 1099-1116. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P (2013). Place attachment and the social acceptance or renewable energy technologies. In  (Ed) Psychological Approaches to Sustainability: Current Trends in Theory, Research and Applications, 337-359.  Abstract.
Sherry-Brennan F, Devine-Wright P, Devine-Wright H (2013). Public engagement with wind-hydrogen technology: a comparative study. In  (Ed) Renewable Energy and the Public: from NIMBY to Participation, 261-274.
Cotton M, Devine-Wright P (2013). Putting pylons into place: a UK case study of public perspectives on the impacts of high voltage overhead transmission lines. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 56(8), 1225-1245. Abstract.
Batel S, Devine-Wright P, Tangeland T (2013). Social acceptance of low carbon energy and associated infrastructures: a critical discussion. Energy Policy, 58, 1-5. Abstract.
Batel S, Devine-Wright P, Tangeland T (2013). Social acceptance of low carbon energy and associated infrastructures: a critical discussion. Energy Policy, 58, 1-5. Abstract.
Hall N, Ashworth P, Devine-Wright P (2013). Societal acceptance of wind farms: Analysis of four common themes across Australian case studies. Energy Policy, 58, 200-208. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P (2013). Think global, act local? the relevance of place attachments and place identities in a climate changed world. Global Environmental Change, 23, 61-69. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P (2013). Understanding NIMBYism. International Water Power and Dam Construction, 65(5), 38-40. Abstract.
Irvine KN, Warber SL, Devine-Wright P, Gaston KJ (2013). Understanding Urban Green Space as a Health Resource: a Qualitative Comparison of Visit Motivation and Derived Effects among Park Users in Sheffield, UK. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, 10(1), 417-442. Author URL.
Bailey E, Devine-Wright P (2013). Varieties of people-place relations and place change: UK electricity transmission grid development. ESTUDIOS DE PSICOLOGIA, 34(3), 335-338. Author URL.

2012

Watson J, Devine-Wright P (2012). Centralization, decentralization and the scales in between: What role might they play in the uk energy system?. In  (Ed) The Future of Electricity Demand: Customers, Citizens and Loads, 280-297.  Abstract.
Torriti J, Leach M, Devine-Wright P (2012). Demand-side participation: Price constraints, technical limits and behavioural risks. In  (Ed) The Future of Electricity Demand: Customers, Citizens and Loads, 88-105.  Abstract.
Cotton M, Devine-Wright P (2012). Making electricity networks ‘visible’: industry actor constructions of ‘publics’ and public engagement in infrastructure planning. Public Understanding of Science, 21, 17-35.
Barr S, Devine-Wright P (2012). Resilient Communities: sustainabilities in transition. Local Environment, 17, 525-532.
Buijs A, Hovardas T, Figari H, Castro P, Devine-Wright P, Fischer A, Mouro C, Selge S (2012). Understanding People's Ideas on Natural Resource Management: Research on Social Representations of Nature. Society and Natural Resources, 25(11), 1167-1181. Abstract.

2011

Cotton M, Devine-Wright P (2011). Discourses of energy infrastructure development: a Q-method study of electricity transmission line siting in the UK. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A, 43(4), 942-960. Author URL.
Cotton M, Devine-Wright P (2011). Discourses of energy infrastructure development: a Q-method study of electricity transmission line siting in the UK. Environment and Planning A, 4(43), 942-960. Abstract.  Author URL.
Devine-Wright P (2011). Enhancing local distinctiveness fosters public acceptance of tidal energy: a UK case study. Energy Policy(39), 83-93. Abstract.  Author URL.
Devine-Wright P (2011). From backyards to places: Public engagement and the emplacement of renewable energy technologies. In  (Ed) Renewable Energy and the Public: from NIMBY to Participation, London: Earthscan, 57-70.
Devine-Wright P (2011). Place attachment and public acceptance of renewable energy: a tidal energy case study. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 31, 336-343. Abstract.  Author URL.
Devine-Wright P (2011). Public engagement with large-scale renewable energy technologies: breaking the cycle of NIMBYism. WIRES CLIM CHANGE, 2(1), 19-26. Abstract.  Author URL.
Devine-Wright P (2011). Public engagement with large-scale renewable energy: breaking the NIMBY cycle. WIREs Clim Change(2), 19-26. Author URL.
Devine-Wright P (eds)(2011). Renewable Energy and the Public: from Nimby to Participation. London, UK, Earthscan. Abstract.  Author URL.

2010

Rydin Y, Devine-Wright P, Goodier C, Guy S, Hunt L, Watson J (2010). Briefing: Challenging lock-in through urban energy systems. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Urban Design and Planning, 163(4), 149-151. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P, Heath Y (2010). Disruption to place attachment and the protection of restorative environments: a wind energy case study. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 30 Abstract.
Cass N, Walker G, Devine-Wright P (2010). Good Neighbours, Public Relations and Bribes: the Politics and Perceptions of Community Benefit Provision in Renewable Energy Development in the UK. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY & PLANNING, 12(3), 255-275. Author URL.
Devine-Wright P, Clayton S (2010). Introduction to the special issue: Place, identity and environmental behaviour. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 30(3), 267-270. Author URL.
Devine-Wright P (2010). Place attachment and the social acceptance of renewable energy technologies. In  (Ed) Psychological Approaches to Sustainability: Current Trends in Theory, Research and Applications, 337-360.  Abstract.
Sherry-Brennan F, Devine-Wright H, Devine-Wright P (2010). Public Understanding of Hydrogen: a theoretical approach. Energy Policy(38), 5311-5319. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P (eds)(2010). Renewable Energy and the Public., Earthscan / James & James. Abstract.  Author URL.
Walker G, Devine-Wright P, Hunter S, High H, Evans B (2010). Trust and community: exploring the meanings, contexts and dynamics of community renewable energy. Energy Policy, 2655-2663. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P, Devine-Wright H, Brennan FS (2010). Visible technologies, invisible organizations: an empirical study of public beliefs about electricity supply networks. Energy Policy, 4127-4134. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P, Devine-Wright H, Brennan FS (2010). Visible technologies, invisible organizations: an empirical study of public beliefs about electricity supply networks. Energy Policy, 4127-4134. Abstract.

2009

Devine-Wright P, Sutton J (2009). An energetic approach. PSYCHOLOGIST, 22(2), 116-117. Author URL.
Agyeman J, Devine-Wright P, Prange J (2009). Close to the edge, down by the river? Joining up managed retreat and place attachment in a climate changed world. ENVIRON PLANN A, 41(3), 509-513. Abstract.
Irvine K, Devine-Wright P, Payne S, Fuller R, Painter B, Gaston K (2009). Green space, soundscape and urban sustainability: an interdisciplinary,empirical study. Local Environment, 14(2), 155-172. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P, Rydin Y, Guy S, Hunt L, Walker L, Watson J, Loughead J, Ince M (2009). Powering our Lives: Sustainable Energy Management and the Built Environment (2009). Final Project Report.  London. Government Office for Science. Author URL.
Devine-Wright P, Devine-Wright H (2009). Public engagement with community-based energy service provision: an exploratory case study. Energy and Environment, 20(3), 303-317. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P (2009). Rethinking NIMBYism: the Role of Place Attachment and Place Identity in Explaining Place-protective Action. J COMMUNITY APPL SOC, 19(6), 426-441. Abstract.
Devine-Wright H, Devine-Wright P (2009). Social representations of electricity network technologies: exploring processes of anchoring and objectification through the use of visual research methods. Br J Soc Psychol, 48(Pt 2), 357-373. Abstract.

2008

Walker G, Devine-Wright P (2008). Community renewable energy: What should it mean?. ENERGY POLICY, 36(2), 497-500. Author URL.
Wall R, Devine-Wright P, Mill GA (2008). Interactions between perceived behavioral control and personal-normative motives - Qualitative and quantitative evidence from a study of commuting-mode choice. JOURNAL OF MIXED METHODS RESEARCH, 2(1), 63-86. Author URL.
Devine-Wright P (2008). Reconsidering public acceptance of renewable energy technologies: a critical review. In Grubb M, Jamasb T, Pollitt M (Eds.) Delivering a Low Carbon Electricity System: Technologies, Economics and Policy, Cambridge University Press, 443-461.

2007

Wall R, Devine-Wright P, Mill GA (2007). Comparing and combining theories to explain proenvironmental intentions - the case of commuting-mode choice. ENVIRONMENT AND BEHAVIOR, 39(6), 731-753. Author URL.
Devine-Wright P (2007). Energy citizenship: psychological aspects of evolution in sustainable energy technologies. In  (Ed) Framing the Present, Shaping the Future: Contemporary Governance of Sustainable Technologies, Earthscan, 63-86.
Walker G, Hunter S, Devine-Wright P, Evans B, Fay H (2007). Harnessing community energies: Explaining and evaluating community-based localism in renewable energy policy in the UK. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS, 7(2), 64-+. Author URL.
Payne SR, Devine-Wright P, Irvine KN (2007). People's perceptions and classifications of sounds heard in urban parks: Semantics, affect and restoration.  Abstract.
Fuller RA, Irvine KN, Devine-Wright P, Warren PH, Gaston KJ (2007). Psychological benefits of greenspace increase with biodiversity. Biol Lett, 3(4), 390-394. Abstract.  Author URL.
Sherry-Brennan F, Devine-Wright H, Devine-Wright P (2007). Social representations of hydrogen technologies: a community-owned wind-hydrogen project. In  (Ed) Risk and the Public Acceptance of New Technologies, 154-174.

2006

Devine-Wright P, Devine-Wright H (2006). Social representations of intermittency and the shaping of public support for wind energy in the UK. International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 25(3-4), 243-256. Abstract.

2005

Devine-Wright P (2005). Beyond NIMBYism: Towards an integrated framework for understanding public perceptions of wind energy. Wind Energy, 8(2), 125-139. Abstract.
Devine-Wright H, Leach M, Johnstone CM, Devine-Wright P (2005). Integrating multidisciplinary perspectives on demand side participation for future power systems.  Abstract.
Devine-Wright P (2005). Local aspects of UK renewable energy development: Exploring public beliefs and policy implications. Local Environment, 10(1), 57-69. Abstract.
Wall R, Devine-Wright P, Mill GA (2005). Psychological predictors in context: an empirical study of interactions between determinants of car use intentions.  Author URL.

2004

Devine-Wright P (2004). Towards zero-carbon: Citizenship, responsibility and the public acceptability of sustainable energy technologies.  Abstract.

2002

Devine-Wright P (2002). A sociology of energy, buildings and the environment: constructing knowledge, designing practice. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 22(4), 415-417. Author URL.

2001

Devine-Wright P (2001). Identity, memory and the social status of groups in Northern Ireland: Relating processes of social remembering with beliefs about the structure of society. Irish Journal of Psychology, 22(2), 1-21. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P, Fleming PD, Chadwick H (2001). Role of social capital in advancing regional sustainable development. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 19(2), 161-167. Abstract.
Devine-Wright P, McAlpine G, Batley-White S (2001). Wind turbines in the landscape: an evaluation of local community involvement and other considerations in UK wind farm development.  Author URL.

1997

Devine-Wright P, Lyons E (1997). Remembering pasts and representing places: the construction of national identities in Ireland. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 17(1), 33-45. Abstract.

Refresh publications

External Engagement and Impact

Awards/Honorary fellowships

I have been awarded Visiting Professor positions at the following institutions: in Australia at the University of Melbourne(2010) and at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO, 2012 and 2013); in South Africa at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (2010) and the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (2010).


Committee/panel activities

Member of the National Advisory Panel on Community Engagement for EirGrid, the Irish electricity system operator (2013+).

Member of the DECC/DEFRA Social Science Expert Panel (2012+).

Invited Lead Expert for DIUS Foresight project on 'Sustainable Energy Management and the Built Environment' (2007-8).

Member of International Science Panel on Renewable Energy (2005-2008). 

Member of the National Advisory Group steering the Countryside Agency’s Community Renewables Initiative (2001-2006).

Member of Regional Advisory Group of East Midlands Community Renewables Initiative (2002-2005).


Editorial responsibilities

Editorial board member for the following journals: Global Environmental Change, Energy Research and Social Science, Environment and Behavior, PsyEcology, Local Environment.

Co-editor of the 2010 special issue on 'Place, Identity and Behavior' - Journal of Environmental Psychology


External Examiner Positions

I have examined PhD theses for the following Universities: the Open University, University of Exeter, Robert Gordon University, Cardiff University, Lancaster University, University of Edinburgh, the University of Melbourne and the University of South Australia.


Invited lectures & workshops

Over the past 5 years, I have given invited lectures and seminars to academic audiences at Universities across the UK, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. I also have given invited lectures to policy makers in the UK and New Zealand. Recent keynotes include the 2016 conference on Energy and Society in Leipig, the 2015 conference on Energy Landscapes in Dresden and the 2014 conference on Renewable Energy Research at the University of Oslo, Norway.


Media Coverage

I have given interviews on the topic of 'NIMBYism' and public acceptance for TV and radio programmes including Countryfile, the Today programme, Costing the Earth and PM. My work has also featured in many newspaper articles by UK national press and professional publications.


Significant Impact

My work on community engagement and public acceptance of renewable energy technologies has led to membership of the DECC/Defra Social Science Expert Panel and an invited think-piece commissioned by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Ideas and findings have influenced UK government thinking on energy policies and practices of participation and consultation. For example, the 2013 call for evidence on Community Energy issued by DECC uses a framework developed by Gordon Walker and myself to understand what distinguishes these projects from developer led schemes.  

Teaching

Module leader: NIMBYism and the Low Carbon Transition (Year 3 BA Geography)

Module leader: Research Methods in Human Geography (Year 2 BA Geography)

I contribute to several other undergraduate modules (e.g. Introduction to Environment and Sustainability) and supervise undergraduate dissertations.

Modules

2018/19


Supervision / Group

Postdoctoral researchers

Postgraduate researchers

  • Breugger Adrian Psychological distance and climate change: How people rely on different psychological processes when thinking about proximal versus distant climate change
  • Wiersma Bouke (2012 ) Public engagement with offshore renewable energy in Guernsey
  • Jack Nicholls
  • Catherine Queen

Alumni

  • Etienne Bailey (completed 2015)
  • Dr Sara Batley-White (completed 2003)
  • Dr Helen Chadwick (completed 2003)
  • Dr Sarah Payne (completed 2009)
  • Dr Fionnguala Sherry-Brennan (completed 2008)
  • Dr Rob Wall (completed 2006)

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