George Warren is a PhD Candidate in the field of climate risk perceptions and behaviours. He is greatly interested in the application of findings from environmental psychology and Energy-SSH research into UK policy. His research interests include environmental risks more broadly, but particularly energy supply and domestic energy behaviours. Alongside his PhD research, George is the Director for the Energy and Environment Policy Centre at King's Think Tank and is currently undertaking a UKERC-funded secondment at the Energy Saving Trust. George holds a BA (Hons) in Geography and an MSc in Risk Analysis from King's College London.
Thesis title: 'The Influence of Age on Perceptions of Climate Change and Energy Behaviours: A Climate Literacy and Energy Literacy Approach'
This research aims to explore the effects of demographic factors on domestic energy use understandings and climate change perceptions. Further, by understanding what activities people undertake in the home, this research aims to highlight gaps in current policy, and methods by which policymakers engage with members of the public. Assessing unique household factors also aims to highlight variation between groups, and the need for tailored messaging and intervention around domestic energy policy.