Dr Ritsuko Ozaki
Ritsuko is a sociologist and has worked on the diffusion of environmental innovations with a particular focus on user adoption and consumption. She joined PSI in October 2016 and currently works on the project Urban Infrastructural Innovation and Sustainable Lifestyles, which is funded by the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) in Japan. This project explores different pathways to transition to sustainability in Japan’s medium-sized cities. It is part of a larger programme that aims to create policy frameworks for sustainable consumption and production in East Asia.
Prior to PSI, Ritsuko worked at Imperial College Business School and the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU, University of Sussex). Her background is in housing and built environment studies and her main research interests are: innovation diffusion; consumption, practices and lifestyles; the role of technological innovation in socieital transformation.
- DPhil in Sociology, University of Sussex
- MA in Social History, University of Essex
- Postgraduate Certificate in Sociology, University of Essex
- BA in International and Cultural Studies, Tsuda College, Tokyo
June 2016 to March 2021
- Shaw, I. and Ozaki, R. (2016) ‘Emergent practices of an environmental standard’, Science, Technology, and Human Values, 41, 219-242.
- Shaw, I. and Ozaki, R. (2015) ‘Performing accountability: Making environmental credentials visible in housing design’, Energy Policy, 87, 136-139.
- Ozaki, R. and Shaw, I. (2014) ‘Entangled practices: governance, sustainable technologies, and energy consumption’, Sociology, 48(3), 590-605.
- Ozaki, R. and Dodgson, M. (2014) ‘Consumption of Innovation’, in M. Dodgson, D. Gann and N. Phillips (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 271-289.
- Ozaki, R., Shaw, I. and Dodgson, M. (2013) ‘The co-production of “sustainability”: negotiated practices and the Prius’, Science, Technology and Human Values, 38(4), 518-540.
- Shaw, I. and Ozaki, R. (2013), ‘Energy provision and housing development: re-thinking professional and technological relations’, Energy Policy, 60, 427-430.
- Ozaki, R., Shaw, I. and Dodgson, M. (2013), ‘The negotiated consumption of sustainability’, Scandinavian Journal of Management, 29(2), 194-202.
- Ozaki, R. and Shaw, I. (2013) ‘Close encounters of the third kind: social housing residents and new technologies for sustainability’, Environment and Planning A, 45(2), 238-243.
- Ozaki, R. and Sevastyanova, K. (2011) ‘Going hybrid: An analysis of consumer purchase motivations’, Energy Policy, 39, 2217-2227.
- Ozaki, R. (2011) ‘Green electricity tariffs: Why do consumers adopt?’, European Business Review, March-April 2011, 10-13.
- Ozaki, R. (2011) ‘Adopting sustainable innovation: what makes consumers sign up to green electricity?’, Business Strategy and the Environment, 20, 1-17.
- Ozaki, R. and Dodgson, M. (2010) ‘Adopting and consuming innovation’, Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation, 28(4), 1-16.
- Pickett-Barker, J. and Ozaki, R. (2008) ‘Pro-environmental products: marketing influence on consumer purchase decision’, Journal of Consumer Marketing, 25(5), 281-293.