Effective ecopedagogy is an essential aspect of just energy transition, which requires us not only to think about individual and household behaviour change outcomes but also to involve communities in critical conversations. Into this emergent ecopedagogy, consideration needs to be given to issues of social and environmental injustice related to energy transition and to associated environmental risks. Enhancing energy understandings could play a vital role in improving community participation in a just energy transition.
This PhD would focus upon effective ecopedagogy for just energy transition. Such an ecopedagogy may involve utilising participatory and creative approaches to developing resources that, in turn, enable broader community participation.
The successful candidate will work with communities and partner organisations in Glasgow. The candidate’s research will develop ecopedagogic approaches to enhance understandings of the Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES). They will develop and evaluate interventions designed to support community involvement. The project will involve forming partnerships with the local organisations and will involve community partners and stakeholders. The candidate will critically evaluate outcomes of chosen interventions.
They will co-supervised by academics from the social sciences, engineering and the arts. They will be based in the School of Education, College of Social Sciences, where they will have access to supportive training opportunities. They will participate in a vibrant PGR community within the school. In addition, they will have access to PGR communities and training opportunities within the College of Arts and College of Science and Engineering.
To be classed as a UK/Home applicant, candidates must meet the following criteria:
• Be a UK National (meeting residency requirements), or
• Have settled status, or
• Have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements), or
• Have indefinite leave to remain or enter.
All applicants must have or expect to obtain a first-class degree (2.1 or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. This may cover, but is not limited to, earth sciences, social science, mathematics, engineering, computing, physics, bio- and chemical sciences.
We champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, believing that this is the way to increase research productivity and quality and to enhance societal and economic impact. Likewise, the University of Glasgow and our external partners are fully committed to EDI principles.
We support applications from under-represented backgrounds, childcare support for conference attendance, flexible working for carers and promote a work-life balance. For enquires related to EDI, please address to GALLANT EDI Champion, Dr Caroline Gauchotte-Lindsay via the GALLANT-phd mailbox.
How to Apply: Please refer to the following website for details on how to apply: https://www.gla.ac.uk/gallant. For studentship enquiries, please contact [Email Address Removed].