Alexandra Elena Vitel

Alexandra Elena Vitel


I am a Postgraduate Researcher at the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS). My doctoral research is dedicated to advancing solutions for the climate emergency and energy crisis by pioneering a dual-domain analysis and a synthesis of consumer behaviours in this critical context. Delving into the realms of personal mobility and residential energy usage, I examine consumer adaptability as the cornerstone of my investigation. Moreover, I unravel the intricate web of factors that either catalyze or impede the seamless integration of renewable energy sources for energy use at the household level in the two domains. Through my project, I aspire to contribute meaningfully to collective efforts to foster environmental balance and energy resilience.

Research interests

  • Energy policy
  • Transport planning
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Sustainable behaviour change
  • Market research and segmentation analysis
  • Mixed methods (qualitative/quantitative)

Research groups, centres and networks

  • Social and Political Sciences Research Group 
  • International Network for Sufficiency Research and Policy (ENOUGH)
  • Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS)
  • Priestley International Centre for Climate
  • The Intelligent Transport Society (ITS)


  • BSc (Hons) Air Transport and Logistics Management, University of Huddersfield
  • MSc Transport Planning, University of Leeds