Laurie Waller

Post-Doctoral Researcher

I’m currently a post-doctoral researcher in the school of Environmental Sciences at UEA. I joined the FAB-GGR project (link: in July 2018, which is assessing the feasibility of large-scale greenhouse gas removal from bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and afforestation. Since 2019, I’m also working on the UKERC Observatory for Societal Engagement with Energy (link:

Prior to arriving at UEA, I was based at the Technical University of Munich (2015-18) where I taught interdisciplinary masters courses on controversy analysis and science & democracy. I hold a PhD in sociology from Goldsmiths University.

My current work uses digital social research methods to map climate & energy debates on ‘net zero’ emissions targets. I have a longstanding interest in experimental approaches to participation and public engagement with interdisciplinary and expert assessment processes.