About the Project
‘Design for sustainable behaviour’ focuses on understanding how design can shape or influence human behaviour to support the adoption of sustainable innovations and behaviours, and it represents a crucial element in this 5-year project.
Within this project, this PhD will explore how ‘design for sustainable behaviour’ can be used to trigger and support human behaviour changes toward the adoption of sustainable and gendered-informed energy systems in informal urban settlements. This will include understanding current energy-related behaviours of communities and users, planning design interventions to shape behaviours, and measuring effects of design interventions. Research questions will be defined on the basis of the specific interest of the PhD researcher.
This PhD will require the researcher to spend some time in Cape Town and Nairobi, where the two living labs are located.
Recently the UK Government made available the Doctoral Student Loans of up to £25,000 for UK and EU students and there is some funding available through the Research Councils. Many of our international students benefit from funding provided by their governments or employers. Brunel alumni enjoy tuition fee discounts of 15%.
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