Daniel Thorman

Research student, School of Psychology

Research summary

Dan is a PhD Student at Cardiff University, working on his thesis exploring the public acceptability of low consumption lifestyles and degrowth through a mixed-methods research design that incorporates deliberative focus groups, future scenario vignettes and experimental. Whilst he is based in the School of Psychology his research incorporates theory from socio-economics, political science and sociology.

Previous research history has primarily had   a focus on environmental issues, located with the Understanding Risk Research   Group. Having worked on CASPI, BRISKEE and UKERC concerned with Pro-Environmental Behavior, Low-Carbon Lifestyles,   Energy-Efficiency and Energy Transitions. He has also worked for a thinktank in Brussels conducting research on Youth Issues.

As a post-graduate Tutor at Cardiff University, he delivers seminars to undergraduates for their Research Methods skills and report writing.

Additional responsibilities include his appointment as a council member of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, representing the Tyndall Early Career Network (TECN). In this role he helps to organize events for the centre on a regular basis.

Research interests

Research groups

Social and Environmental Psychology (http://psych.cf.ac.uk/research/social_env_psy/)
Understanding Risk Research Group (http://www.understanding-risk.org/)
Sustainable Places Research Institute (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/sustainable-places)
Energy Systems Research Institute (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/energy-systems-research-institute)