Bradford Seminar: "ACCESS - Advancing Capacity for Climate and Environment Social Science"
Professor Patrick Devine-Wright’s expertise spans human geography and environmental psychology with a primary interest in the social acceptance of energy infrastructures, community engagement and place attachment. He is Director of the ESRC-funded ACCESS (Advancing Capacity for Climate and Environment Social Science) leadership team for Environmental Social Science, and leads several research projects funded by UK academic funding organisations. He is a highly cited social science researcher (Web of Science, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022), an IPCC Lead Author in Working Group 3, and Chair of the Devon Net Zero Task Force. He received a Distinguished Visiting Scientist award from CSIRO, Australia (2012-2013) and is Adjunct Professor in Geography, Trinity College Dublin. He is a board member of several academic journals, including Global Environmental Change, Energy Research and Social Science, and the Journal of Environmental Psychology; has acted as an advisor to the UK government, and has collaborated with energy companies and community energy initiatives in the UK and Ireland.