Dan Thorman

Cardiff University

PhD Researcher / Research Associate


Dan is a PhD Student at Cardiff University, working on his thesis which explores the public acceptability of low consumption lifestyles and degrowth through a mixed-methods research design that incorporates deliberative focus groups, future scenario vignettes and framing experiments. Whilst he is based in the School of Psychology his research incorporates theory from socio-economics, political science and sociology.

Dan is also currently working part-time as a Research Associate at University of Bath on a project with the local authority. The research is looking at air pollution and the introduction of the Clean Air Zone in Bath city centre. 

Previous research history has primarily had a focus on environmental issues, located with the Understanding Risk Research Group (http://www.understanding-risk.org/). Having worked on CASPI (http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/caspi/), BRISKEE (http://briskee.eu/) and UKERC (http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/programmes/energy-economy-and-societal-preferences.html) concerned with Pro-Environmental Behavior, Low-Carbon Lifestyles, Energy-Efficiency and Energy Transitions. He has also worked for a thinktank in Brussels conducting research on Youth Issues (http://www.thinkyoung.eu/research).

As a post-graduate Tutor at Cardiff University, he delivered seminars to undergraduates for their Research Methods skills and report writing.

Additional past responsibilities include his tenure as a council member of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, representing the Tyndall Early Career Network (TECN), and helping to organize events for the centre on a regular basis.

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