Aimie Hope

Senior Research Associate

My research focuses on climate change related issues and centers on understanding domestic energy use and the ability of individuals and households to transition to lower-carbon lifestyles.

I’m currently a Senior Research Associate at UEA working on an applied digital intervention for behaviour change (School of Health Sciences). Before joining UEA I held positions at the University of Bath on the High Energy and Power Density Solutions to Large Scale Energy Deficits (“HEAPD”) project and at the University of Surrey on the Whole Systems Energy Modelling Consortium  (“WholeSEM”) project.

My doctorate was in Environmental Psychology (University of Sheffield).  I have extensive experience of interdisciplinary research (e.g., working with Sociologists and Computer Scientists) and both quantitative and qualitative methods (e.g., using surveys, experiments, focus groups, walking interviews).


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Walker, I., & Hope, A. (2020). Householders’ readiness for demand-side response: A qualitative study of how domestic tasks might be shifted in time. Energy and Buildings. DOI:

Hope, A., Roberts, T., & Walker, I. (2018a). Consumer engagement in low-carbon home energy in the United Kingdom: Implications for future energy system decentralization. Energy Research & Social Science. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2018.05.032

Hope, A., Jones, C.R., Webb, T.L., Kaklamanou, D., & Watson, M.T. (2018b). The role of compensatory beliefs in rationalizing environmentally detrimental behaviors. Environment and Behavior. DOI: 10.1177/0013916517706730

Roberts, T., Hope, A., & Skelton, S. (2017). Why on earth did I buy that?! A study of regretted appliance purchases. Royal Society Philosophical Transactions A: Material Demand Reduction. DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2016.0373

Hope, A., & Jones C.R. (2014). The impact of religious faith on attitudes to environmental issues and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies: A mixed methods study. Technology in Society. DOI: 10.1016/j.techsoc.2014.02.003


Walker, Ian; Hope, Aimie

Householderstextquoteright readiness for demand-side response: A qualitative study of how domestic tasks might be shifted in time Journal Article

In: Energy and Buildings, 215 , 2020, ISSN: 0378-7788.

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