Dr Llinos Brown
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.
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.
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.
- PhD, University of Central Lancashire
- BSc (Hons), Geography, The University of Manchester
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
Research groups and institutes
- Social and Political Sciences