Carly McLachlan

University of Manchester

Director of Tyndall Manchester, Deputy Director Tyndall Centre, Professor of climate and energy policy

Carly is the Director of Tyndall Manchester - an interdisciplinary team working on policy relevant research on climate change.  She is based within the School of Engineering at the University of Manchester. 

Carly’s research interests focus on how stakeholders, including publics, engage with energy and sustainability issues and how 'evidence' is used within this.  Her previous research projects, completed as part of Tyndall's interdisciplinary team, have covered a range of topics including: setting carbon budgets and targets for cities, stakeholder engagement with integrated climate change models, stakeholder assessments of carbon capture and storage, an assessment UK tidal energy policy and adaptation and mitigation in the UK food system.  Her PhD research centred on two detailed case studies of renewable energy developments and considered: the competing symbolic interpretations made of the developments and the place in which they were situated; the interaction of lay and expert knowledge; and the impact of the process of consultation on attitudes to the developments.  Whilst seeking to integrate interdisciplinary insights, Carly's Science and Technology Studies perspective frames her consideration of the meanings associated with different energy related behaviours and attitudes.  Carly's active research activities include: co-benefits of climate action at city scales (ESRC), Setting City Area Targets and Trajectories for Emissions Reductions (BEIS); Community Energy Finance (UKERC) and decarbonising the live music sector.  

Carly is Associate Director of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformation (CAST) and was interim Director of the Tyndall Centre in 2019.

Selected Publications

Trends and drivers of end-use energy demand and the implications for managing energy in food supply chains: Synthesising insights from the social sciences
Hoolohan, C., Mclachlan, C. & Mander, S. Oct 2016 In : Sustainable Production and Consumption. 8, 17 p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
DOI: 10.1016/j.spc.2016.06.002

Consumer responses to a future UK food system
O'Keefe, L., Mclachlan, C., Gough, C., Mander, S. & Bows-Larkin, A. 2016 In : British Food Journal. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
DOI: 10.1108/BFJ-01-2015-0047

Radical emission reductions: the role of demand reductions in accelerating full decarbonization
Anderson, K., Quere, C. L. & Mclachlan, C. Jun 2015 In : Carbon Management. 5, 4, p. 321-323 Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial

Importance of non-CO2 emissions in carbon management
Bows-Larkin, A., Mclachlan, C., Mander, S., Wood, R., Röder, M., Thornley, P., Dawkins, E., Gough, C., O'keefe, L. & Sharmina, M. 12 Aug 2014 In : Carbon Management. 5, 2, p. 193-210 17 p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
DOI: 10.1080/17583004.2014.913859

Ship = CE2 : The potential for shipping to embrace the circular economy
Gilbert, P., Gilpin, D., Hodgson, P., Mclachlan, C., Mander, S., Walsh, C. & Griffin, A. Jun 2014 host publication. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution

How little or how much climate change? Facilitating stakeholder thinking on food system futures. Bows-Larkin, A., Gough, C., Mclachlan, C., O'Keefe, L. L., Roeder, M., Thornley, P., Wood, R. & Mander, S. 15 Apr 2014 How little or how much climate change? Facilitating stakeholder thinking on food system futures.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution

Establishing an agenda for social studies research in marine renewable energy
Kerr, S., Watts, L., Colton, J., Conway, F., Hull, A., Johnson, K., Jude, S., Kannen, A., MacDougall, S., McLachlan, C., Potts, T. & Vergunst, J. Apr 2014 In : Energy Policy. 67, p. 694-702 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.11.063

Hinckley Point C New Nuclear Power Station, State Aid and UK Investment Contract, Report for the European Commission
Sherry, A., Anderson, K., Gale, A., Mclachlan, C., Saunders, F. & Jones, C. Apr 2014 No publisher name. Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report

What’s Cooking? Adaptation & Mitigation in the UK Food System
Bows-Larkin, A., Dawkins, E., Gough, C., Mander, S., Mclachlan, C., Röder, M., Thom, L., Thornley, P. & Wood, R. Jul 2012 Manchester: Sustainable Consumption Institute at the University of Manchester. 62 p. (Sustainable Consumption Institute)
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report

Submission to the Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry: Evidence for sustainable food, Röder, M., Bows-Larkin, A., Thornley, P., Mclachlan, C. & Dendler, L. Mar 2011 No publisher name. Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report

Further publications
https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/C.Mclachlan.html

Role at Council:
Manchester Partner Coordinator / Director of Tyndall Manchester

 

Contact information

E-mail: c.mclachlan@manchester.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)161 306 3764

Postal Address
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research University of Manchester Pariser Building Sackville Street MANCHESTER M13 9PL

University website
https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/C.Mclachlan.html

Publications
Carly McLachlan, University of Manchester