The Tyndall Centre at Cardiff University is based in the School of Psychology, the largest psychology department in the UK with internationally-recognised expertise. Researchers are from the Understanding Risk group and from the Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS).
Tyndall Cardiff’s research focuses on the psychological and social dimensions of climate change mitigation and adaptation. Qualitative and quantitative social science methods inform their work to understand public and stakeholder responses to climate change, and sustainability decision-making by citizens, consumers, businesses, policy-makers and other groups. Expertise in Tyndall Cardiff include: The psychology of climate change; public attitudes towards and acceptability of energy supply systems; sustainable behaviour change and energy demand reduction; social conflicts and siting of large scale energy technologies; risk perception, communication and public engagement; automotive industry and technologies; energy infrastructures; energy futures; sustainable communities; and ecological footprinting.
Tyndall Cardiff also draws on expertise from elsewhere within Cardiff University and other universities in Wales, through its membership of the Sustainable Places Research Institute and the Climate Change Consortium of Wales (C3W). With its position in both C3W and Tyndall, Cardiff University acts as a hub for climate change expertise and channel for exchange between Wales and the rest of the UK.
Cardiff became a Tyndall partner in 2010.