Professor Stefan Bouzarovski (University of Manchester)
Dr Kathryn Janda (University College London)
Dr Catherine Mei Ling Wong (University of Luxembourg)
We have three exciting speakers joining us who will each share the energy studies work they are doing and discuss the value interdisciplinarity brings to their specific area of research.
We will then open the floor for a discussion session on the role interdisciplinarity can play in energy studies, what some of the challenges and opportunities are in terms of theory and practice, and what needs to be done moving forward to strengthen interdisciplinarity in this field of study.
Professor Stefan Bouzarovski from the Department of Geography, University of Manchester. Prof Bouzarovski is the Director of the Collaboratory for Urban Resilience and Energy, Manchester Urban Institute, and is a world-leading authority on issues of energy poverty, justice and equity. He chairs the European Union Energy Poverty Observatory, and the ENGAGER (European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation) network funded by the European Co-operation in Science and Technology scheme.
Dr Catherine Mei Ling Wong is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Université du Luxembourg. Her current research looks at governance networks that underpin globalisation processes in small but global cities. Her current project GLOBAL compares the trajectories of Luxembourg, Geneva and Singapore and examines their relative positions in the global economy and the implications for urban development.
Dr Kathryn Janda is a Principal Research Associate in Organisations and Non-Domestic Buildings in the Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London. Dr Janda is a socio-technical scholar interested in the intersection of people, energy, and buildings. She has studied energy innovations, transitions, and their drivers since 1990 and is particularly interested in the dual role of organisations as both adopters and providers of sustainable innovations.