PSI researchers


Martha Bicket

Martha joined PSI in May 2012 and is a Senior Research Fellow in sustainability policy. Her current work includes the analysis of paradigms and public acceptability for the EU-funded FP7 project DYNAMIX, where she is exploring: how underlying societal paradigms and public acceptability affect resource-use policy effectiveness and feasibility; and the optimal design and sequencing of policies for...

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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,...

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Ben Shaw

Ben joined PSI in October 2006 and became Director in June 2015, having previously served as Acting Director since October 2013. He has nearly 20 years’ experience of working on environmental issues at the interface of research and policy. Since joining PSI, he has worked on research projects investigating eco-innovation, environmental tax reform, public responses to environmental policy, the...

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Professor Fred Steward

Fred joined PSI in October 2009. Prior to this, he led innovation research at the business schools of Brunel University and Aston University. Seconded to NESTA in 2008, he has advised government departments in the UK, Europe and China on innovation and sustainability. During 2009, he was seconded to Advantage West Midlands to develop a bid to the European Institute of Innovation & Technology for...

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Tom Watson

Tom joined PSI in 2012 and is currently working on the evaluation of the Heat Networks Investment Project, a £320 million capital investment programme run by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy which aims to boost heat network growth in the UK. He has a background in energy systems research and is also interested in cycling and creating liveable cities. He leads the...

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