Karen Parkhill

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Staff Profiles

e-mail address
parkhillk@cardiff.ac.uk
Title
Dr
First Name
Karen
Surname
Parkhill
Institution
Cardiff University
Postal Address

Psychology, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT

Current Position
Research Fellow
Role at Tyndall

Tyndall Affiliate

Research Interests

I am a human geographer and use qualitative methods to examine risk perception and how the public socially construct and engage with environmental and technocratic risks.  Such risks include: energy technologies such as civil nuclear power, renewables or coal with carbon capture and storage; climate change; geoengineering.  I am also interested in how the public engages with/resists notions of low carbon lifestyles and low carbon transitions, including examining how they themselves consume/perceive energy.  The interaction of place, space and context underpins and flows throughout all of these interests.  In addition, I am dedicated to the continued development of innovative qualitative research methods (e.g. episodic narrative interviews and photo elicitation), mixed method and interdisciplinary research.

Personal website
http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/psych/contactsandpeople/researchstaff/parkhill-karen-dr-overview_new.html

Research Themes

ENERGY AND EMISSIONS
GOVERNANCE AND BEHAVIOUR

Expertise

Perceptions

History

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6 years 14 weeks
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