Dr Kevin Burchell

Kevin joined Policy Studies Institute in 2014. He is an interpretive social scientist, with a focus on producing research that is of value across academic, policy and practitioner domains. His research interests are in: public engagement and public dialogue, community and participatory action research, domestic energy, climate adaptation and resilience, smart meters, behaviour and practice, domestic energy and knowledge, and critical social marketing.

Kevin is Deputy Research Director in the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment, with particular responsibility for REF2021. Previously, he was a Senior Research Fellow at Kingston University, a Research Fellow at LSE, and he has a PhD from LSE.


  • 1999-2005 PhD, Department of Geography and Environment, LSE.
  • 1997-1998 MSc Human Geography Research (Distinction), as above.
  • 1994-1997 BSc Geography (First class), as above

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