Merryn Thomas

Cardiff University

Senior researcher

Role at Tyndall
Tyndall Affiliate

Research Interests
Merryn’s research interests focus on public perceptions of environmental risks. Her interdisciplinary PhD research used a mixed-methods, mental-models approach to explore public and expert perceptions of sea-level change on the Severn Estuary. She is currently working on a project with Professor Nick Pidgeon, jointly with the Centre for Nanotechnology in Society at the University of Santa Barbara, California, exploring public perceptions of shale gas development in the UK and USA.

Selected Publications
Thomas, M., Partridge, T., Harthorn, B. H., & Pidgeon, N. (2017). Deliberating the perceived risks, benefits, and societal implications of shale gas and oil extraction by hydraulic fracturing in the US and UK. Nature Energy, 2, 17054.

Contact information

Research Associate​


Phone: +44(0)29 208 76520

Fax: +44(0)29 208 74858

Postal Address
Understanding Risk Group
51a Park Place
School of Psychology
Cardiff University
CF10 3AT

Other website and Publications​