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Dr Fiona Shirani

Research Associate, FLEXIS

School of Social Sciences

Email:
fionashirani@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0) 29 225 10129
Location:
Room 8.04, Tower Building

I am a SOCSI Research Associate who specialises in qualitative longitudinal methods.  Since 2011 I have been working on projects concerning energy and sustainability, linked to the Understanding Risk Research group based in the School of Psychology. My research foregrounds issues concerning families and relationships.

Biography

PhD awarded January 2011, Cardiff University.

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I am currently working on the interdisciplinary Flexible Integrated Energy Systems (FLEXIS) project (http://flexis.wales), which involves several universities across Wales. The social science element of FLEXIS considers the social impact of new energy technologies. I lead the fieldwork on the work stream ‘Energy System Change and Everyday Life’, which involves ongoing qualitative longitudinal interviews and related activities with participants in an ex-mining community. I have also been working on the Better Energy Futures project, which focuses on lived experiences of energy vulnerability, and has involved a collaboration with the Energy Systems Catapult. This work has recently been reported in the Welsh Government Smart Living Initiative Annual Review (https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2019-07/smart-living-initiative-annual-report-july-2019.pdf)

Previous projects

Energy Biographies (2011-2015) - http://energybiographies.org/

Connected Communities Review (2011)

Timescapes (2007-2011) - http://www.timescapes.leeds.ac.uk/

Learning as Work (2007)