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Daniel Thorman

Research student, School of Psychology

Email:
thormand@cardiff.ac.uk
Location:
Tower Building, 70 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT

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
Understanding Risk Research Group
Sustainable Places Research Institute
Energy Systems Research Institute

Teaching

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