Dr Llinos Brown

Dr Llinos Brown



Current Research

My current research examines public perceptions towards ‘Future Mobility Systems’ (for example ultra-low emission vehicles, connected autonomous vehicles and mobility-as-a-service). The aim of this research is to identify numerous consumer groups which can be used to inform policy, and modelling of future mobility systems, and assist with the transition to a low-carbon society.

Previous Research

Before joining the Institute I was awarded an EPSRC CASE award PhD titled ‘Energy Cultures: An Approach to Explore Workplace Energy Use at Multiple Scales’ from the University of Central Lancashire. This research examined energy use in an industrial work environment. Through a mixed-methods approach consisting of interviews, surveys and focus groups, the results provided a rich empirical insight into the individual and organisational determinants of energy use in a work environment. The thesis identified numerous energy cultures in the workplace being examined for example at a local level (between office and manufacturing areas) and at a national level (between sites in the USA and the UK). These results informed the development of a multi-scalar workplace energy culture framework which can be used to inform future research on energy use in the workplace, and assist workplaces understand different energy cultures. Understanding differences in a workplace, enables workplaces to tailor information to different groups and have greater success in behavioural change campaigns.


Research interests

Research Interests

My research interests focus around the social aspects of a low carbon society, for example:

- how do people interact with energy or transport systems?

- what low carbon behaviours are needed to transition to a low carbon society?

- how do we encourage an uptake of low carbon behaviours across society?

My research has always centred around my personal interest in sustainability and how we transition to a low carbon society quickly and effectively.  


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  • PhD, University of Central Lancashire
  • BSc (Hons), Geography, The University of Manchester

Student education

I have taught, or assisted on the following modules:

2020  – Present

  • Social Analysis and Social Psychology for Transport

Prior to this position I have taught, or assisted on the following modules outside the University of Leeds:

  • Issues in Sustainability
  • Research Theory and Practice
  • Carbon Management
  • Academic Principles, Study and Methods,
  • Introducing Human Geography
  • Cities


Research groups and institutes

  • Social and Political Sciences