Dr Catherine Butler
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

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Key publications



Adger N, Butler C, Walker-Springett K (2017). Normal reasoning in adaptation to climate change. Environmental Politics, 26 Abstract. DOI.
Walker-Springett K, Butler C, Adger WN (2017). Wellbeing in the aftermath of floods. Health Place, 43, 66-74. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Demski C, Butler C, Parkhill K, Spence A, Pidgeon N (2015). Public Values for Energy System Change. Global Environmental Change, 34, 59-69. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Butler C, Demski C, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N, Spence A (2015). Public values for energy futures: Framing, indeterminacy and policy making. Energy Policy, 87, 665-672. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Pidgeon N, Demski C, Butler C, Parkhill K, Spence A (2014). Creating a national citizen engagement process for energy policy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 111 Suppl 4, 13606-13613. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Butler C, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N (2014). Energy consumption and everyday life: Choice, values and agency through a practice-theoretical lens. Journal of Consumer Culture, 16(19), 887-907. Full text. DOI.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Adger N, Butler C, Walker-Springett K (2017). Normal reasoning in adaptation to climate change. Environmental Politics, 26 Abstract. DOI.
Walker-Springett K, Butler C, Adger WN (2017). Wellbeing in the aftermath of floods. Health Place, 43, 66-74. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Shirani F, Parkhill K, Butler C, Groves C, Pidgeon N, Henwood K (2016). Asking about the future: methodological insights from energy biographies. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 19(4), 429-444. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Groves C, Henwood K, Shirani F, Butler C, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N (2016). Invested in unsustainability? on the psychosocial patterning of engagement in practices. Environmental Values, 25(3), 309-328. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Parkhill KA, Shirani F, Butler C, Henwood KL, Groves C, Pidgeon NF (2015). 'We are a community [but] that takes a certain amount of energy': Exploring shared visions, social action, and resilience in place-based community-led energy initiatives. Environmental Science and Policy, 53, 60-69. Abstract. DOI.
Groves C, Henwood K, Shirani F, Butler C, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N (2015). Energy Biographies: Narrative Genres, Lifecourse Transitions, and Practice Change. Science Technology and Human Values, 41(3), 483-508. Abstract. DOI.
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. DOI.
Demski C, Butler C, Parkhill K, Spence A, Pidgeon N (2015). Public Values for Energy System Change. Global Environmental Change, 34, 59-69. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Spence A, Demski C, Butler C, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N (2015). Public perceptions of demand-side management and a smarter energy future. Nature Climate Change, 5(6), 550-554. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Butler C, Demski C, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N, Spence A (2015). Public values for energy futures: Framing, indeterminacy and policy making. Energy Policy, 87, 665-672. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Shirani F, Butler C, Henwood K, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N (2015). ‘I’m not a tree hugger, I’m just like you’: changing perceptions of sustainable lifestyles. Environmental Politics, 24(1), 57-74. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Parkhill KA, Shirani F, Butler C, Henwood KL, Groves C, Pidgeon NF (2014). 'We are a community [but] that takes a certain amount of energy': Exploring shared visions, social action, and resilience in place-based community-led energy initiatives. Environmental Science and Policy Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Pidgeon N, Demski C, Butler C, Parkhill K, Spence A (2014). Creating a national citizen engagement process for energy policy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 111 Suppl 4, 13606-13613. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Butler C, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N (2014). Energy consumption and everyday life: Choice, values and agency through a practice-theoretical lens. Journal of Consumer Culture, 16(19), 887-907. Full text. DOI.
Butler C, Parkhill KA, Shirani F, Henwood K, Pidgeon N (2014). Examining the Dynamics of Energy Demand through a Biographical Lens. NATURE + CULTURE, 9(2), 164-182. Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Parkhill KA, Butler C, Pidgeon NF (2014). Landscapes of Threat? Exploring Discourses of Stigma around Large Energy Developments. Landscape Research, 39(5), 566-582. Abstract. DOI.
Shirani F, Butler C, Henwood K, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N (2013). Disconnected futures: Exploring notions of ethical responsibility in energy practices. Local Environment, 18(4), 455-468. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Butler C, Demski C (2013). Valuing public engagement with energy system transitions: the importance of what lies beneath. Carbon Management, 4(6), 659-662. DOI.
Pidgeon N, Corner A, Parkhill K, Spence A, Butler C, Poortinga W (2012). Exploring early public responses to geoengineering. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 370(1974), 4176-4196. Abstract. DOI.
Butler C, Pidgeon N (2011). From 'flood defence' to 'flood risk management': Exploring governance, responsibility, and blame. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 29(3), 533-547. Abstract. DOI.
Butler C, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N (2011). Nuclear Power after Japan: the Social Dimensions. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 53(6), 3-14.
Spence A, Poortinga W, Butler C, Pidgeon NF (2011). Perceptions of climate change and willingness to save energy related to flood experience. Nature Climate Change, 1(1), 46-49. Abstract. DOI.
Butler C (2011). Risk: an Introduction. SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 45(2), 354-355. Author URL.
Butler C (2010). Morality and climate change: is leaving your TV on standby a risky behaviour?. Environmental Values, 19(2), 169-192. Abstract. DOI.
Pidgeon N, Butler C (2009). Risk analysis and climate change. Environmental Politics, 18(5), 670-688. Abstract. DOI.
Butler C (2008). Risk and the Future: floods in a changing climate. Contemporary Social Science: Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences, 3(2), 159-171.
Butler C (2008). The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought, 2nd edition. SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 42(4), 770-772. Author URL. DOI.

Chapters

Butler C, Simmons P (2013). Framing Energy Justice in the UK: the Nuclear Case. In Bickerstaff K, Walker G, Bulkeley H (Eds.) Energy Justice in a Changing Climate: Social equity and low-carbon energy, London: Zed Books.
Butler C, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N (2013). Nuclear Power After 3/11: Looking back and thinking ahead. In Hindmarsh R (Ed) Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi: Political, Social and Environmental Issues, London: Routledge.
Butler C, Darby S, Henfrey T, Hoggett R, Hole N (2013). People and Communities in Energy Security. In Mitchell C, Watson J, Whiting J (Eds.) New Challenges in Energy Security: the UK in a in a Multi-Polar World, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Butler C, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N (2011). From the Material to the Imagined: Public engagement with low carbon technologies in a nuclear community’. In Devine-Wright P (Ed) Renewable Energy and the Public: from NIMBY to Participation, London: Earthscan.
Butler C, Pidgeon N (2009). Media Communications and Public Understanding of Climate Change: Reporting Scientific Consensus on Anthropogenic Warming. In Boyce T, Lewis J (Eds.) Climate Change and the Media, Oxford: Peter Lang.

Reports

Butler C, Walker-Springett K, Adger WN, Evans L, O'Neill S (2016). Social and Political Dynamics of Flood Risk, Recovery and Response.A Report of the Findings of the Winter Floods Project. Exeter, University of Exeter. Full text.
Butler C, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N (2013). Transforming the UK Energy System: Public Values, Attitudes and Acceptability – Insights from Qualitative Deliberative Workshops, Full Report.  London, UKERC.
Parkhill K, Demski C, Butler C, Spence A, Pidgeon N (2013). Transforming the UK Energy System: Public Values, Attitudes and Acceptability – Synthesis Report. London, UKERC.

Publications by year



2017

Adger N, Butler C, Walker-Springett K (2017). Normal reasoning in adaptation to climate change. Environmental Politics, 26 Abstract. DOI.
Walker-Springett K, Butler C, Adger WN (2017). Wellbeing in the aftermath of floods. Health Place, 43, 66-74. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.

2016

Shirani F, Parkhill K, Butler C, Groves C, Pidgeon N, Henwood K (2016). Asking about the future: methodological insights from energy biographies. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 19(4), 429-444. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Groves C, Henwood K, Shirani F, Butler C, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N (2016). Invested in unsustainability? on the psychosocial patterning of engagement in practices. Environmental Values, 25(3), 309-328. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Butler C, Walker-Springett K, Adger WN, Evans L, O'Neill S (2016). Social and Political Dynamics of Flood Risk, Recovery and Response.A Report of the Findings of the Winter Floods Project. Exeter, University of Exeter. Full text.

2015

Parkhill KA, Shirani F, Butler C, Henwood KL, Groves C, Pidgeon NF (2015). 'We are a community [but] that takes a certain amount of energy': Exploring shared visions, social action, and resilience in place-based community-led energy initiatives. Environmental Science and Policy, 53, 60-69. Abstract. DOI.
Groves C, Henwood K, Shirani F, Butler C, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N (2015). Energy Biographies: Narrative Genres, Lifecourse Transitions, and Practice Change. Science Technology and Human Values, 41(3), 483-508. Abstract. DOI.
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. DOI.
Demski C, Butler C, Parkhill K, Spence A, Pidgeon N (2015). Public Values for Energy System Change. Global Environmental Change, 34, 59-69. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Spence A, Demski C, Butler C, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N (2015). Public perceptions of demand-side management and a smarter energy future. Nature Climate Change, 5(6), 550-554. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Butler C, Demski C, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N, Spence A (2015). Public values for energy futures: Framing, indeterminacy and policy making. Energy Policy, 87, 665-672. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Shirani F, Butler C, Henwood K, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N (2015). ‘I’m not a tree hugger, I’m just like you’: changing perceptions of sustainable lifestyles. Environmental Politics, 24(1), 57-74. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2014

Parkhill KA, Shirani F, Butler C, Henwood KL, Groves C, Pidgeon NF (2014). 'We are a community [but] that takes a certain amount of energy': Exploring shared visions, social action, and resilience in place-based community-led energy initiatives. Environmental Science and Policy Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Pidgeon N, Demski C, Butler C, Parkhill K, Spence A (2014). Creating a national citizen engagement process for energy policy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 111 Suppl 4, 13606-13613. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Butler C, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N (2014). Energy consumption and everyday life: Choice, values and agency through a practice-theoretical lens. Journal of Consumer Culture, 16(19), 887-907. Full text. DOI.
Butler C, Parkhill KA, Shirani F, Henwood K, Pidgeon N (2014). Examining the Dynamics of Energy Demand through a Biographical Lens. NATURE + CULTURE, 9(2), 164-182. Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Parkhill KA, Butler C, Pidgeon NF (2014). Landscapes of Threat? Exploring Discourses of Stigma around Large Energy Developments. Landscape Research, 39(5), 566-582. Abstract. DOI.

2013

Shirani F, Butler C, Henwood K, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N (2013). Disconnected futures: Exploring notions of ethical responsibility in energy practices. Local Environment, 18(4), 455-468. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Butler C, Simmons P (2013). Framing Energy Justice in the UK: the Nuclear Case. In Bickerstaff K, Walker G, Bulkeley H (Eds.) Energy Justice in a Changing Climate: Social equity and low-carbon energy, London: Zed Books.
Butler C, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N (2013). Nuclear Power After 3/11: Looking back and thinking ahead. In Hindmarsh R (Ed) Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi: Political, Social and Environmental Issues, London: Routledge.
Butler C, Darby S, Henfrey T, Hoggett R, Hole N (2013). People and Communities in Energy Security. In Mitchell C, Watson J, Whiting J (Eds.) New Challenges in Energy Security: the UK in a in a Multi-Polar World, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Butler C, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N (2013). Transforming the UK Energy System: Public Values, Attitudes and Acceptability – Insights from Qualitative Deliberative Workshops, Full Report.  London, UKERC.
Parkhill K, Demski C, Butler C, Spence A, Pidgeon N (2013). Transforming the UK Energy System: Public Values, Attitudes and Acceptability – Synthesis Report. London, UKERC.
Butler C, Demski C (2013). Valuing public engagement with energy system transitions: the importance of what lies beneath. Carbon Management, 4(6), 659-662. DOI.

2012

Pidgeon N, Corner A, Parkhill K, Spence A, Butler C, Poortinga W (2012). Exploring early public responses to geoengineering. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 370(1974), 4176-4196. Abstract. DOI.

2011

Butler C, Pidgeon N (2011). From 'flood defence' to 'flood risk management': Exploring governance, responsibility, and blame. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 29(3), 533-547. Abstract. DOI.
Butler C, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N (2011). From the Material to the Imagined: Public engagement with low carbon technologies in a nuclear community’. In Devine-Wright P (Ed) Renewable Energy and the Public: from NIMBY to Participation, London: Earthscan.
Butler C, Parkhill K, Pidgeon N (2011). Nuclear Power after Japan: the Social Dimensions. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 53(6), 3-14.
Spence A, Poortinga W, Butler C, Pidgeon NF (2011). Perceptions of climate change and willingness to save energy related to flood experience. Nature Climate Change, 1(1), 46-49. Abstract. DOI.
Butler C (2011). Risk: an Introduction. SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 45(2), 354-355. Author URL.

2010

Butler C (2010). Morality and climate change: is leaving your TV on standby a risky behaviour?. Environmental Values, 19(2), 169-192. Abstract. DOI.

2009

Butler C, Pidgeon N (2009). Media Communications and Public Understanding of Climate Change: Reporting Scientific Consensus on Anthropogenic Warming. In Boyce T, Lewis J (Eds.) Climate Change and the Media, Oxford: Peter Lang.
Pidgeon N, Butler C (2009). Risk analysis and climate change. Environmental Politics, 18(5), 670-688. Abstract. DOI.

2008

Butler C (2008). Risk and the Future: floods in a changing climate. Contemporary Social Science: Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences, 3(2), 159-171.
Butler C (2008). The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought, 2nd edition. SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 42(4), 770-772. Author URL. DOI.