Bingling Zhou is a PhD student co-supervised by the Department of Analytical, Environmental & Forensic Sciences and the Lau China Institute. Her research investigates the effectiveness of residential fuel switching policy on household energy use and behaviour change in rural Beijing.
She obtained her BA in Public Management from Minzu University of China, and her MA in Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy from the University College London. The thesis looked at the effect of China's air pollution control policy on individual energy behaviour change.
Thesis title: 'The effectiveness of residential fuel switching policy on household energy use and behaviour change in rural Beijing'
Bingling's research uses a behaviour change methodological approach to investigate how the residential fuel switching policy and implementation have changed rural households’ energy use and behaviour effectively. This research will identify and evaluate different behaviour change techniques (BCTs) that have been used in policy and implementation, investigate households’ fuel use and behaviour change and the correlations with BCTs, and identify other drivers and barriers of household fuel behaviour change (eg habitual and sociocultural determinants).