C-PREE Bradford Seminar: Enhancing the Visibility and Impact of the Social Sciences in Solving Environmental Problems

Professor Patrick Devine-Wright’s expertise spans human geography and environmental psychology with a primary interest in the social acceptance of energy infrastructures, community engagement and place attachment. He is Director of the ESRC-funded ACCESS (Advancing Capacity for Climate and Environment Social Science) leadership team for Environmental Social Science, and leads several research projects funded by UK academic funding organisations. He is a highly cited social science researcher (Web of Science, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022), an IPCC Lead Author in Working Group 3, and Chair of the Devon Net Zero Task Force. He received a Distinguished Visiting Scientist award from CSIRO, Australia (2012-2013) and is Adjunct Professor in Geography, Trinity College Dublin. He is a board member of several academic journals, including Global Environmental Change, Energy Research and Social Science, and the Journal of Environmental Psychology; has acted as an advisor to the UK government, and has collaborated with energy companies and community energy initiatives in the UK and Ireland.

Please note: Prof. Devine-Wright will be joining us virtually, but we will convene in 300 Wallace Hall per usual for the seminar over lunch. If you prefer to join virtually, please register for the Zoom session here.


The David Bradford Energy and Environmental Policy Seminar Series is coordinated by the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (C-PREE), and co-sponsored by the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI). This seminar is also co-sponsored by the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and the Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science and Public Policy.

This in-person event is open to the Princeton University community. Members of the public may watch the seminar over Zoom. Register here.